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wash

wash

 
 
pronunciation:
wash
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
wash down, come out in the wash
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part of speech: verb
inflections: washed, washes, washing
definition 1: to make clean by using water or soap.
He washed all the cups.
 
synonyms:
clean
similar words:
bathe, cleanse, flush, launder, mop, rinse, scrub, shampoo, wipe
definition 2: to move by the action of a liquid.
The waves washed shells onto the beach.
synonyms:
carry
similar words:
bring, deposit, drive, throw, transport
definition 3: to wear away or destroy by the action of moving water.
Rain washed the soil off the field.
synonyms:
wear
similar words:
consume, destroy, flush, weather
definition 4: to be carried by the action of moving water.
A pail washed up on the beach.
synonyms:
drift, float
definition 5: to be removed or worn down by the action of moving water (often followed by "away").
The paint on the road washed away in the rain.
similar words:
fade, melt, vanish
definition 6: to clean oneself.
Did you wash before dinner?
synonyms:
bathe, shower
similar words:
scrub
definition 7: to flow over; rush against.
The waves washed over the dock.
synonyms:
flow, stream
similar words:
dash, lap, splash, surge, sweep
phrase: wash down
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of washing.
He gave the floor a wash.
synonyms:
cleaning
similar words:
bath, laundering, mopping, rinsing, scrubbing, shampoo, shower
definition 2: things washed or to be washed together.
My mother does the wash and hangs the clothes outside to dry.
synonyms:
cleaning, laundry
similar words:
linen
definition 3: the movement of waves of water.
The constant wash of waves wore away the rock.
synonyms:
current, flow, tide
similar words:
eddy, ripple, surge, swell, wave
definition 4: a thin layer spread to cover a surface.
He put a wash of blue paint on the chair.
similar words:
coat, film, glaze, whitewash
definition 5: a liquid used as a medicine.
She prepared a wash to treat the wound.
synonyms:
antiseptic
similar words:
medicine, ointment, preparation, rinse, salve
phrase: come out in the wash
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  • washable:
    able to be washed in water.
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