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A·wash

 (ä′wäsh′) also Ha·wash (hä′-)
A river of eastern Ethiopia flowing about 1,200 km (750 mi) northeast to the Danakil Desert.

a·wash

 (ə-wŏsh′, ə-wôsh′)
adv.
1.
a. Washed by the sea.
b. Washing about.
2. In such a position or way as to be covered with or as if with water.
adj.
1. Level with or washed by waves.
2. Overflowing with or as if with water: "Machines like Watson will be awash in new and rising rivers of data" (Stephen Baker).
3. Floating on or as if on waves.

awash

(əˈwɒʃ)
adv, adj (postpositive)
1. (Nautical Terms) at a level even with the surface of the sea
2. (Nautical Terms) washed over by the waves

a•wash

(əˈwɒʃ, əˈwɔʃ)

adj., adv.
1. just level with the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top.
2. covered with water.
3. tossed about by the waves.
4. covered, filled, or crowded: a garden awash in colors.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.awash - covered with waterawash - covered with water; "the main deck was afloat (or awash)"; "the monsoon left the whole place awash"; "a flooded bathroom"; "inundated farmlands"; "an overflowing tub"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

awash

adjective
1. flooded, drowned, engulfed, submerged, immersed, afloat, inundated, deluged, submersed The bathroom floor was awash.
2. overburdened, overwhelmed, swamped a company which is awash with cash

awash

adjective
Full to the point of flowing over:
Translations

awash

[əˈwɒʃ] ADJ
1. (with water) → inundado
the house was awashla casa estaba inundada
the deck is awashla cubierta está a flor de agua
2. (fig) we are awash with applicantsestamos inundados de solicitudes

awash

[əˈwɒʃ] adj
(= flooded) → inondé(e)
awash with sth [+ water, mud] → inondé(e) de qch
(fig) awash with sth [+ money] → inondé(e) de qch

awash

adj pred decks, rocks etcüberspült; cellarunter Wasser; to be awash with blood/moneyim Blut/Geld schwimmen; to be awash with waterunter Wasser stehen; Rome was awash with rumours (Brit) or rumors (US) → in Rom kursierten Tausende or tausende von Gerüchten

awash

[əˈwɒʃ] adj awash (with)inondato/a (da)
References in classic literature ?
It was an image, an image of a log awash that was different from any log in that it was alive.
Suddenly, half-concealed in the tumult of the foaming rollers I made out awash, something enormous, rising and falling - something spread out like a burst of foam, but with a more bluish, more solid look.
The South Spit was just awash with the flowing tide; the waters heaved over the hidden face of the Shivering Sand.
I watched the water rise until the little deck I stood on was awash, and then I clambered once more to the top of the conning-tower.
A puff of wind was heeling the boat over till the deck was awash, and he, one hand on tiller and the other on main-sheet, was luffing slightly, at the same time peering ahead to make out the near-lying north shore.
As they headed in for the sandspit, the submerged salmon boat could be seen, gunwales awash and held up from sinking by ropes fast to the schooner and the sloop.
Under his eyelids burned the brazen glories of the tropic seas, or ached the bitter gales of the North Atlantic or far South Pacific; but his memory of them was of mess-room doors stove in, of decks awash and hatches threatened, of undue coal consumption, of long passages, and of fresh paint-work spoiled by unexpected squalls of rain.
Joan cried in a low voice, pointing across the narrow stream to a slack eddy where a huge crocodile drifted like a log awash.
If I hadn't a cent, and if I was living a healthy life with all the time in the world to love you and be your husband instead of being awash to my back teeth in business and all the rest--why, you'd marry me.
The Reindeer righted very slowly, and when she was on an even keel was so much awash that I doubted if she could be saved.
Her middle structure, covered by the bridge which bore him, his mate, the closed wheelhouse where a man was steering shut up with the fear of being swept overboard together with the whole thing in one great crash -- her middle structure was like a half-tide rock awash upon a coast.
One hand, awash, clutched the bottom rung of the ladder.