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Wash

 (wŏsh, wôsh)
An inlet of the North Sea off east-central England. The Wash has a dredged ship channel that leads to King's Lynn.

wash

 (wŏsh, wôsh)
v. washed, wash·ing, wash·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing: wash one's hands; wash windows.
b. To soak, rinse out, and remove (dirt or stain) with water or other liquid: wash grease out of overalls.
2. To make moist or wet; drench: Tears washed the child's cheeks.
3. To flow over, against, or past: waves that washed the sandy shores.
4. To carry, erode, remove, or destroy by the action of moving water: Heavy rains washed the topsoil away.
5. To rid of corruption or guilt; cleanse or purify: wash sins away.
6. To cover or coat with a watery layer of paint or other coloring substance.
7. Chemistry
a. To purify (a gas) by passing through or over a liquid, as to remove soluble matter.
b. To pass a solvent, such as distilled water, through (a precipitate).
8. To separate constituents of (an ore) by immersion in or agitation with water.
9. To cause to undergo a swirling action: washed the tea around in the cup.
v.intr.
1. To cleanse something in or by means of water or other liquid.
2.
a. To undergo washing without fading or other damage: This fabric will wash.
b. Informal To hold up under examination; be convincing: His story will not wash with the police.
3. To flow, sweep, or beat with a characteristic lapping sound: Waves washed over the pilings.
4. To be carried away, removed, or drawn by the action of water.
n.
1. The act or process of washing or cleansing.
2. A quantity of articles washed or intended for washing: The wash is on the back porch.
3. Waste liquid; swill.
4. Fermented liquid from which liquor is distilled.
5. A preparation or product used in washing or coating.
6. A cosmetic or medicinal liquid, such as a mouthwash.
7.
a. A thin layer of watercolor or India ink spread on a drawing.
b. A light tint or hue: "a wash of red sunset" (Thomas Pynchon).
8.
a. A rush or surge of water or waves.
b. The sound of this rush or surge.
9.
a. Removal or erosion of soil by the action of moving water.
b. A deposit of recently eroded debris.
10.
a. Low or marshy ground washed by tidal waters.
b. A stretch of shallow water.
11. Western US The dry bed of a stream.
12. Turbulence in air or water caused by the motion or action of an oar, propeller, jet, or airfoil.
13. Informal An activity, action, or enterprise that yields neither marked gain nor marked loss: "[The company] doesn't do badly. That is, it's a wash" (Harper's).
adj.
1. Used for washing.
2. Being such that washing is possible; washable.
Phrasal Verbs:
wash down
1. To clean by washing with water from top to bottom: wash down the walls.
2. To follow the ingestion of (food, for example) with the ingestion of a liquid: washed the cake down with coffee.
wash out
1.
a. To remove or be removed by washing.
b. To cause to fade by laundering: color that had been washed out by bleach.
2. To carry or wear away or be carried or worn away by the action of moving water: The river rose and washed out the dam. The road has washed out five miles down the mountain.
3. To deplete or become depleted of vitality: By evening, I was washed out from overwork.
4. To eliminate or be eliminated as unsatisfactory: a football player who was washed out; an officer candidate who washed out after one month.
5. To cause (an event) to be rained out.
wash up
1. To wash one's hands.
2. Chiefly British To wash dishes after a meal.
3. To burn out; exhaust: all washed up as a politician.
Idioms:
come out in the wash Slang
1. To be revealed eventually: The real reasons for her resignation will come out in the wash.
2. To turn out well in the end: Don't worry; this project will come out in the wash.
wash (one's) hands of
1. To refuse to accept responsibility for: He washed his hands of the matter.
2. To abandon; renounce: They have washed their hands of him.

[Middle English washen, from Old English wacsan, wæscan; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

wash

(wɒʃ)
vb
1. to apply water or other liquid, usually with soap, to (oneself, clothes, etc) in order to cleanse
2. (tr; often foll by away, from, off, etc) to remove by the application of water or other liquid and usually soap: she washed the dirt from her clothes.
3. (Textiles) (intr) to be capable of being washed without damage or loss of colour
4. (Zoology) (of an animal such as a cat) to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
5. (tr) to cleanse from pollution or defilement
6. (tr) to make wet or moist
7. (often foll by: away, etc) to move or be moved by water: the flood washed away the bridge.
8. (Physical Geography) (esp of waves) to flow or sweep against or over (a surface or object), often with a lapping sound
9. (Physical Geography) to form by erosion or be eroded: the stream washed a ravine in the hill.
10. (Art Terms) (tr) to apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc, to
11. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to separate (ore, precious stones, etc) from (gravel, earth, or sand) by immersion in water
12. (intr; usually used with a negative) informal chiefly Brit to admit of testing or proof: your excuses won't wash with me this time.
13. wash one's hands
a. euphemistic to go to the lavatory
b. (usually foll by of) to refuse to have anything more to do (with)
n
14. the act or process of washing; ablution
15. a quantity of articles washed together
16. a preparation or thin liquid used as a coating or in washing: a thin wash of paint; a hair wash.
17. (Medicine) med
a. any medicinal or soothing lotion for application to a part of the body
b. (in combination): an eyewash.
18. (Physical Geography) the flow of water, esp waves, against a surface, or the sound made by such a flow
19. (Art Terms)
a. the technique of making wash drawings
20. (Physical Geography) the erosion of soil by the action of flowing water
21. (Physical Geography) a mass of alluvial material transported and deposited by flowing water
22. (Physical Geography) land that is habitually washed by tidal or river waters
23. the disturbance in the air or water produced at the rear of an aircraft, boat, or other moving object
24. (Mining & Quarrying) gravel, earth, etc, from which valuable minerals may be washed
25. (Agriculture) waste liquid matter or liquid refuse, esp as fed to pigs; swill
26. (Brewing) an alcoholic liquid resembling strong beer, resulting from the fermentation of wort in the production of whisky
27. come out in the wash informal to become known or apparent in the course of time
[Old English wæscan, waxan; related to Old High German wascan; see water]

Wash

(wɒʃ)
n
(Placename) the Wash a shallow inlet of the North Sea on the E coast of England, between Lincolnshire and Norfolk

wash

(wɒʃ, wɔʃ)

v.t.
1. to cleanse by dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing in water or some other liquid.
2. to remove (dirt or other matter) by or as if by the action of water.
3. to free from spiritual defilement or from sin, guilt, etc.
4. to moisten with water or other liquid.
5. to flow through, over, or against: a beach washed by waves.
6. to carry, remove, or deposit by means of water or any liquid: A sailor was washed overboard.
7. (of water) to form by flowing over and eroding a surface: The flood washed a new channel through the gully.
8.
a. to subject (earth or ore) to the action or force of water in order to separate valuable material.
b. to separate (valuable material) in this way.
9. to cover with a watery or thin coat of color.
10. to overlay with a thin coat or deposit of metal: to wash brass with gold.
v.i.
11. to wash oneself.
12. to wash clothes.
13. to cleanse anything in a liquid.
14. to undergo washing without shrinking, fading, etc.
15. Informal. to prove true when subjected to testing: His alibi simply won't wash.
16. to be carried or driven by water.
17. to flow or beat with a lapping sound, as waves.
18. to move along in or as if in waves.
19. to be removed by the action of water (often fol. by away).
20. wash down,
a. to clean completely by washing.
b. to facilitate the swallowing of (food or medicine) by drinking liquid.
21. wash out,
a. to be removed by washing.
b. to damage or demolish by the action of water: The embankment was washed out by the storm.
c. Informal. to fail to qualify or continue; be eliminated: to wash out of graduate school.
22. wash up,
a. to wash one's face and hands: to wash up before dinner.
b. to wash dishes, flatware, etc.
n.
23. the act or process of washing with water or other liquid.
24. a quantity of clothes, linens, etc., washed, or to be washed, at one time: a heavy wash.
25. a liquid with which something is colored, overspread, etc.: She gave the room a wash of pale blue.
26. the flow, sweep, or breaking of water.
27. the sound made by this.
28. water moving along in waves or with a rushing movement: the wash of the incoming tide.
29. the rough or broken water left behind a moving ship, boat, etc.; wake.
30. the disturbance in the air left behind by a moving airplane or any of its parts: wing wash.
31. any of various liquids for grooming: a hair wash.
32. a lotion or other liquid having medicinal properties (often used in combination): mouthwash.
33. a tract of land washed by the action of the sea or a river.
34. a marsh or bog.
35. a small stream or shallow pool.
36. a shallow arm of the sea or a shallow part of a river.
37. a depression or channel formed by flowing water.
38. Western U.S. the dry bed of a stream.
39. a broad, thin layer of color applied by a continuous movement of the brush, as in watercolor painting.
40. Also, washing. a thin coat of metal applied in liquid form: a gold wash.
41. waste liquid matter, refuse, food, etc., from the kitchen, as for hogs; swill (often used in combination): hogwash.
42. weak or watered liquor.
adj.
43. capable of being washed without shrinking, fading, etc.; washable.
Idioms:
come out in the wash,
a. to result eventually in something satisfactory.
b. to be made known eventually.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wascan, c. Old Saxon, Old High German wascan, Old Norse vaska; akin to water]

Wash

(wɒʃ, wɔʃ)

n.
the, a shallow bay of the North Sea, on the coast of E England. 20 mi. (32 km) long; 15 mi. (24 km) wide.

Wash.

Washington.

wash

1. used as a transitive verb

If you wash something, you clean it with water and usually with soap or detergent.

He got a job washing dishes in a pizza parlour.
She washes and irons their clothes.

You can wash a part of your body.

First wash your hands.
She combed her hair and washed her face.
2. used without an object

If someone washes, they wash parts of their body, especially their hands and face. This is a formal or literary use. In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually say that someone has a wash.

She rose early and washed.
He went upstairs to have a wash.
3. 'wash up'

In American English, if someone washes up, they wash parts of their body, especially their hands and face.

I'll just go wash up before dinner.

In British English, if someone washes up, they wash the pans, plates, cups, and cutlery which have been used in cooking and eating a meal.

I cooked, so you can wash up.

wash


Past participle: washed
Gerund: washing

Imperative
wash
wash
Present
I wash
you wash
he/she/it washes
we wash
you wash
they wash
Preterite
I washed
you washed
he/she/it washed
we washed
you washed
they washed
Present Continuous
I am washing
you are washing
he/she/it is washing
we are washing
you are washing
they are washing
Present Perfect
I have washed
you have washed
he/she/it has washed
we have washed
you have washed
they have washed
Past Continuous
I was washing
you were washing
he/she/it was washing
we were washing
you were washing
they were washing
Past Perfect
I had washed
you had washed
he/she/it had washed
we had washed
you had washed
they had washed
Future
I will wash
you will wash
he/she/it will wash
we will wash
you will wash
they will wash
Future Perfect
I will have washed
you will have washed
he/she/it will have washed
we will have washed
you will have washed
they will have washed
Future Continuous
I will be washing
you will be washing
he/she/it will be washing
we will be washing
you will be washing
they will be washing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been washing
you have been washing
he/she/it has been washing
we have been washing
you have been washing
they have been washing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been washing
you will have been washing
he/she/it will have been washing
we will have been washing
you will have been washing
they will have been washing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been washing
you had been washing
he/she/it had been washing
we had been washing
you had been washing
they had been washing
Conditional
I would wash
you would wash
he/she/it would wash
we would wash
you would wash
they would wash
Past Conditional
I would have washed
you would have washed
he/she/it would have washed
we would have washed
you would have washed
they would have washed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wash - a thin coat of water-base paint
blackwash - a wash that colors a surface black
calcimine - a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings
color wash, colour wash - a wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
whitewash - wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
2.wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
ablution - the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
dishwashing, washup - the act of washing dishes
washing-up - the washing of dishes etc after a meal
window-washing - the activity of washing windows
rinse - washing lightly without soap
soak, soaking - washing something by allowing it to soak
rinsing, rinse - the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
laundering - washing clothes and bed linens
3.wash - the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
western United States, West - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
creek bed, streambed - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream
4.wash - the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
rain-wash - the washing away of soil or other loose material by rain
soil erosion - the washing away of soil by the flow of water
5.wash - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propellerwash - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
6.wash - a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
watercolor, water-color, watercolour, water-colour - a painting produced with watercolors
7.wash - garments or white goods that can be cleaned by launderingwash - garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
household linen, white goods - drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
8.wash - any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
business activity, commercial activity - activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Verb1.wash - clean with some chemical process
wash off, wash away, wash out, wash - remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"
elute - wash out with a solvent, as in chromatography
swear out, process, serve - deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"
launder, wash - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
wash - separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
2.wash - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
wash - to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
sponge down - wash with a sponge
scrub up, scrub - wash thoroughly; "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
gargle, rinse - rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash; "gargle with this liquid"
shampoo - use shampoo on (hair)
hush - wash by removing particles; "Wash ores"
wash up, lave - wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
3.wash - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
water-wash - wash with water
wash, rinse - clean with some chemical process
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
wash out - wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt; "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"
powerwash, pressure-wash - wash before painting to remove old paint and mildew; "pressure-wash the house"
suds - wash in suds
rinse, rinse off - wash off soap or remaining dirt
cradle - wash in a cradle; "cradle gold"
stonewash, stone-wash - wash with stones to achieve a worn appearance; "stonewash blue jeans"
handwash, hand-wash - wash or launder by hand instead of with a machine; "This delicate sweater must be handwashed"
machine wash, machine-wash - wash by machine; "Can these shirts be machine-washed?"
acid-wash - wash with acid so as to achieve a bleached look; "acid-wash blue jeans"
wash - be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
4.wash - move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
wash - form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
5.wash - be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
launder, wash - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
6.wash - admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
stand - be in effect; be or remain in force; "The law stands!"
7.wash - separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
wash, rinse - clean with some chemical process
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
pan off, pan out, pan - wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
8.wash - apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
whitewash - cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
9.wash - remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agentwash - remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
wash, rinse - clean with some chemical process
wash out - wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt; "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"
10.wash - form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
eat away, erode, fret - remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"
wash - move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
11.wash - make moistwash - make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
humidify, moisturise, moisturize - make (more) humid; "We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house"
baste - cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
12.wash - wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
flow - cover or swamp with water
13.wash - to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
lave, wash - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

wash

verb
1. clean, scrub, sponge, rinse, scour, cleanse He got a job washing dishes in a pizza parlour.
2. launder, clean, wet, rinse, dry-clean, moisten The colours will fade a little each time you wash the shirt.
3. clean, scrub, rinse, lather It took a long time to wash the mud out of his hair.
4. bathe, bath, shower, take a bath or shower, clean yourself, soak, sponge, douse, freshen up, lave (archaic), soap, scrub yourself down There was a sour smell about him, as if he had not washed for days.
5. lap, break, dash, roll, flow, surge, splash, slap, ripple, swish, splosh, plash The sea washed against the shore.
6. carry, sweep, take, move, conduct, transport, convey The force of the water washed him back into the cave.
7. move, overcome, touch, upset, stir, disturb, perturb, surge through, tug at someone's heartstrings (often facetious) A wave of despair washed over him.
8. (Informal) be plausible to (always used in negative constructions) stand up, hold up, pass muster, hold water, stick, carry weight, be convincing to, bear scrutiny All those excuses simply won't wash with me.
noun
1. laundering, cleaning, clean, cleansing That coat could do with a good wash.
2. bathe, bath, shower, dip, soak, scrub, shampoo, rinse, ablution She had a wash and changed her clothes.
3. backwash, slipstream, path, trail, train, track, waves, aftermath The wash from a passing ship overturned their dinghy.
4. splash, roll, flow, sweep, surge, swell, rise and fall, ebb and flow, undulation The steady wash of waves on the shore calmed me.
5. coat, film, covering, layer, screen, coating, stain, overlay, suffusion He painted a wash of colour over the entire surface.
wash something away erode, corrode, eat into, wear something away, eat something away The topsoil is washed away by flood rains.
wash something off scrub off, remove, wipe off, rinse off, sponge off Sometimes he would forget to wash off his camouflage paint.
wash something or someone away sweep away, carry off, bear away Flood waters washed away the main bridge in the city.
wash something out clean out, wipe out, rinse out, scrub out, sanitize, purify, disinfect, sponge out It was my job to wash out the fish tank.
wash something up
1. do, clean, scrub, rinse I bet you wash up their plates, too.
2. strand, ground, beach, wash ashore, cast away seaweed which had been washed up on a beach
wash up do the washing up, wash the dishes, do the dishes I ran some hot water and washed up.

wash

verb
1. To make moist:
2. To flow against or along:
3. To flow or move with a low slapping sound:
4. To move along with or be carried away by the action of water:
5. Informal. To prove valid under scrutiny:
phrasal verb
wash up
To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of:
Slang: total.
Translations
الأمواج الصّادِرَة عن حَرَكَة القارِبضَرْب أو إصْطِدام المَوْجطَبَقَة رَقيقَه من الطِّلاءغَسْل، غَسيلغَسول: مُسْتَحْضَر لِغَسْل شَيءٍ ما
mýt
vaskevaske sigbølgeslagdønningskær
lavi
شستن
pestäpesupyykätäpyykkitiskata
prati
mosmosakodásmosakodikelmoshajósodor
gjálfra, skvampagljálfurkjölfaròola òvottòunnt litarlag
洗う
씻다
bangosfrotinis skudurėlisišmestiišplautiišsunktas
aiznestaizskalotbūt mazgājamamķīļūdensmazgājamā veļa
dať sa praťdať sa vypraťnáterodplaviťprať
perilopomitipranjepratiumiti se
tvätta
ล้าง
yıkamakyıkanmakalıp götürmekçamaşırçarpma
rửa

wash

[wɒʃ]
A. N
1. (= act of washing) that jacket could do with a washa esa chaqueta no le vendría mal un lavado
to give sth a wash (gen) → lavar algo
to give one's hands/face a washlavarse las manos/la cara
to have a washlavarse
see also brush-up
2. (in washing-machine) → lavado m
this setting gives you a cool washen esta posición la máquina hace un lavado en frío
3. (= laundry) → colada f
I do a big wash on Mondayslos lunes hago una colada grande
I had two washes on the linetenía dos coladas en el tendedero
your jeans are in the wash (= being washed) → tus vaqueros se están lavando; (= with dirty clothes) → tus vaqueros están con la ropa sucia
the colours run in the washlos colores destiñen con el lavado
it'll all come out in the washal final, todo se arreglará
4. [of ship, plane] → estela f
5. [of paint, distemper] → capa f (Art) → aguada f
B. VT
1. (= clean) [+ clothes, car] → lavar; [+ floor] → fregar
to wash the dishesfregar (los platos), lavar los platos
the rain had washed the verandah cleanla lluvia había limpiado la terraza
to get washedlavarse
to wash one's hands/hairlavarse las manos/el pelo
to wash one's hands of sthlavarse las manos de algo, desentenderse de algo
to wash one's hands of sbdespreocuparse de algn
see also linen A2
2. (= paint) to wash the walls with distemperdar una mano de pintura (al temple) a las paredes
3. (liter) (= lap) [sea, waves] → bañar
an island washed by a blue seauna isla bañada por el mar azul
4. (= sweep, carry) → arrastrar
the sea washed it ashoreel mar lo arrastró hasta la playa
the house was washed downstreamla casa fue arrastrada río abajo
he was washed overboardcayó del barco arrastrado por las olas
C. VI
1. (= have a wash) → lavarse; (= wash the dishes) → fregar; (= do the washing) → lavar (la) ropa
I'll wash and you dryyo friego y tú secas
2. (= be washable) [fabric] will it wash?¿se puede lavar?
man-made fabrics usually wash welllos tejidos sintéticos suelen lavarse bien
that excuse won't wash!¡esa excusa no cuela!
3. [sea, waves] the sea washed against the cliffsel mar batía contra los acantilados
small waves gently washed over the coral reeflas pequeñas olas bañaban suavemente el arrecife de coral
the oil washed ashore quite near hereel petróleo fue arrastrado a la orilla bastante cerca de aquí
D. CPD wash bag N (US) → neceser m
wash cycle Nciclo m de lavado
wash house Nlavadero m
wash leather Ngamuza f
wash sale N (US) → venta f ficticia
wash away
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ bridge, house, vehicle] → llevarse por delante, arrastrar; [+ dirt] → quitar (lavando); [+ taste] → quitar
several cars were washed away in the flooddurante la inundación las aguas se llevaron varios coches por delante, durante la inundación varios coches fueron arrastrados por las aguas
2. (fig) Christ who washes away the sins of the worldCristo que quita los pecados del mundo
B. VI + ADV terraces prevent the soil from washing awaylos bancales evitan que el agua se lleve la tierra
wash down VT + ADV
1. (= clean) [+ walls, car] → lavar
2. (= take with) he washed the tablets down with a glass of waterse tragó las pastillas con ayuda de un vaso de agua
a cheese sandwich washed down with a bottle of beerun bocadillo de queso acompañado con una botella de cerveza
wash off
A. VT + ADV [+ stain, dirt] → quitar (lavando)
B. VI + ADV (= disappear) → quitarse, limpiarse
it washes off easilyse quita or se limpia fácilmente
it won't wash offno se quita or no sale al lavarlo
wash out
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ stain] → quitar (lavando); [+ container] → lavar; [+ paintbrush] → lavar, enjuagar
you ought to wash your mouth out with soap!¡con jabón tendrían que lavarte a ti la boca!
2. (Sport) the game was washed outel partido fue cancelado debido a la lluvia
rain washed out the last four gameslos últimos cuatro partidos tuvieron que cancelarse debido a la lluvia
3. to feel washed outsentirse rendido or agotado
to look washed outtener aspecto de estar rendido or agotado
B. VI + ADV
1. (= disappear) [stain, mark] → quitarse, limpiarse
the paint will wash outla pintura saldrá or se limpiará al lavarlo
2. (= fade) [dye, colour] → descolorarse, desteñirse
the colours won't wash outlos colores no se descolorán or desteñirán (con el lavado)
wash over VI + PREP
1. (= take hold of) → invadir
a feeling of relief washed over herla invadió una sensación de alivio
waves of panic washed over herse sentía invadida por oleadas de pánico
2. (= pass by) I just let all this criticism wash over metodas estas críticas simplemente me resbalan
3. (= envelop) relax and let the music wash over yourelájese y déjese llevar por la música
see also wash C3
wash through VT + ADV [+ clothes] → lavar rápidamente
wash up
A. VI + ADV
1. (Brit) (= wash dishes) → fregar (los platos), lavar los platos
2. (US) (= have a wash) → lavarse
3. (= come ashore) it washed up with the tidelo trajo la marea, la marea lo arrastró a la playa
B. VT + ADV
1. (Brit) [+ dishes] → fregar, lavar
2. (onto beach) → arrastrar
the sea washed it upel mar lo arrastró a la playa
a body had been washed up on the beachun cuerpo había aparecido en la playa, arrastrado por el mar
3. to be all washed up [person, marriage] → estar acabado

wash

[ˈwɒʃ]
vt
(= clean) [+ clothes, car, pan] → laver
to wash one's hands → se laver les mains
to wash one's hair → se laver les cheveux
to wash the dishes → laver la vaisselle
to wash sth out of sth → laver qch de qch
(= sweep, carry) [sea] → emporter
He was washed overboard → Il a été emporté par dessus bord.
The force of the water washed him back into the cave
BUT La force de l'eau le rejeta dans la grotte.
to be washed ashore → être rejeté(e) sur le rivage
to wash one's hands of sth → se laver les mains de qch
vi
(= wash oneself) → se laver
Every morning I get up, wash and get dressed → Tous les matins je me lève, je me lave et je m'habille.
[sea, wave] to wash over sth/sb → déferler sur qn/qch
to wash against sth → déferler contre qch
n
(= cleaning) → lavage m
to give sth a wash → laver qch
He gave the car a wash → Il a lavé la voiture.
to have a wash → se laver
I had a wash → Je me suis lavé.
to need a wash [person] → avoir besoin de se laver
You need a good wash! → Tu aurais vraiment besoin de te laver!; [thing] → avoir besoin d'être lavé(e)
Her hair needs a wash → Ses cheveux ont besoin d'un shampoing., Ses cheveux ont besoin d'être lavés.
(= washing programme) → lavage m
That shirt needs a cool wash
BUT Cette chemise doit être lavée à basse température.
the quick wash → le lavage rapide
in the wash → au lavage
The colour ran in the wash → Cela a déteint au lavage.
to be in the wash → être au sale
it will all come out in the wash → la lumière sera faite
(= paint) → badigeon m
[ship] → sillage m
wash away
vt sep
[+ stain] → laver
[river, rain] → emporter
wash down
vt sep
(= clean) [+ walls, floors] → laver
washed down with sth (= accompanied by) → arrosé(e) de qch
wash off
vipartir
vt seplaver
wash out
vi [colour] → passer; [stain] → partir au lavage
vt sep
(= clean out) [+ bowl, tank] → nettoyer
(= wash away) [+ stain, mud] → laver
wash up
vi
(= do dishes) → faire la vaisselle
(= wash oneself) (US)se débarbouiller
vt sep
[+ dishes] → laver
[sea] → rejeter
to be washed up on the beach → être rejeté(e) sur la plage

wash

n
(= act of washing) somebody/something needs a washjd/etw muss gewaschen werden; to give somebody/something a (good) washjdn/etw (gründlich) waschen; to give one’s hands/face a washsich (dat)die Hände/das Gesicht waschen; to have a washsich waschen
(= laundry)Wäsche f; to be in the washin der Wäsche sein; it will all come out in the wash (fig inf)es wird schon alles rauskommen, es wird sich schon noch alles zeigen (inf)
(of ship)Kielwasser nt; (Aviat) → Luftstrudel m
(= lapping) (gentle sound) → Geplätscher nt; (of ocean)sanftes Klatschen der Wellen
(= mouthwash)Mundwasser nt; (= liquid remains, also pej) → Spülwasser nt; (for walls etc) → Tünche f
(in painting) a wash of brown inkeine leichte or schwache Tönung mit brauner Tünche
vt
car, hair, clothes etcwaschen; dishesspülen, abwaschen; flooraufwaschen, aufwischen; parts of bodysich (dat)waschen; to wash one’s hands (euph)sich (dat)die Hände waschen (euph); to wash one’s hands of somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw nichts mehr zu tun haben wollen; I wash my hands of itich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld; to wash something cleanetw rein waschen; the sea washed it clean of oildas Öl wurde vom Meer weggewaschen; to wash one’s dirty linen (Brit) or laundry (US) in public (fig)seine schmutzige Wäsche in der Öffentlichkeit waschen
(sea etc)umspülen; wall, cliffs etcschlagen gegen
(river, sea: = carry) → spülen; the body was washed downstreamdie Leiche wurde flussabwärts getrieben; to wash ashorean Land spülen or schwemmen, anschwemmen
the water had washed a channel in the rocksdas Wasser hatte eine Rinne in die Felsen gefressen
(= paint) wallstünchen; paperkolorieren
vi
(= have a wash)sich waschen
(= do the laundry etc)waschen; (Brit: = wash up) → abwaschen
a material that washes well/doesn’t wash wellein Stoff, der sich gut wäscht/den man nicht waschen kann or der sich nicht waschen lässt; that excuse won’t wash (Brit fig inf) → diese Entschuldigung nimmt or kauft dir keiner ab! (inf)
(sea etc) → schlagen; the sea washed over the promenadedas Meer überspülte die Strandpromenade

wash

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wash-and-wear
adj clothing, fabricbügelfrei
washbag
n (US) → Kulturbeutel m
washbasin
nWaschbecken nt
washboard
nWaschbrett nt; wash belly or stomach (inf)Waschbrettbauch m (inf)
washbowl
nWaschschüssel f; (in unit) → Waschbecken nt
washcloth
n (US) → Waschlappen m
washday
nWaschtag m
wash drawing

wash

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wash-hand basin
nHandwaschbecken nt
wash house
nWaschhaus nt

wash

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wash leather
nWaschleder nt
wash load
nWaschmaschinenladung f
washout
n (inf)Reinfall m (inf); (= person)Flasche f (inf), → Niete f (inf)
washrag
n (US) = washcloth
washroom
nWaschraum m
washstand
n
(old)Waschgestell nt
washtub
n(Wasch)zuber m
wash-wipe
n (Aut) (on window) → Scheibenwischer m; (on headlamp) → Scheinwerferwischer m

wash

[wɒʃ]
1. n
a. (act of washing) → lavata
to have a wash → darsi una lavata, lavarsi
to give sth a wash → dare una lavata a qc, lavare qc
it needs a wash → ha bisogno di essere lavato
your jeans are in the wash → i tuoi jeans sono a lavare
it ran in the wash → si è stinto nel lavaggio
it'll all come out in the wash (fig) (work out) → tutto si sistemerà
b. (of ship) → scia
c. (Art) → lavatura
2. vt
a. (gen) → lavare
to wash o.s. → lavarsi
to wash one's hands/hair → lavarsi le mani/i capelli
to wash one's hands of sth (fig) → lavarsene le mani (di qc)
b. (lap, sea, waves) → bagnare, lambire
an island washed by a blue sea → un'isola bagnata da un mare azzurro
c. (sweep, carry, sea) → portare, trascinare
he was washed overboard → fu trascinato in mare dalle onde
3. vi
a. (have a wash) → lavarsi; (do the washing) → fare il bucato
man-made fabrics usually wash well → di solito i tessuti sintetici si lavano facilmente
I'll wash if you'll wipe (dishes) → io lavo i piatti se tu li asciughi
that excuse won't wash! (fam) → quella scusa non regge!
b. (sea) to wash against sthfrangersi contro qc
to wash over sth → infrangersi su qc
wash away vt + adv (mark) → togliere lavando; (subj, river) → trascinare via (fig) (sins) → cancellare
wash down vt + adv (walls, car) → lavare; (pill, food) → mandar giù (con acqua etc)
wash off
1. vi + advandare via con il lavaggio
2. vt + adv (dirt) → togliere (lavando)
wash out vt + adv (stain) → togliere (lavando); (bottle, paintbrush) → sciacquare
wash through vt + advdare una lavata a
wash up
1. vi + adv (Brit) (do dishes) → lavare i piatti (Am) (have a wash) → darsi una lavata, lavarsi
2. vt + adv
a. (Brit) (dishes) → lavare, rigovernare
b. (subj, sea) → portare, trascinare
c. to be all washed up (fig) (fam) → essere finito/a

wash

(woʃ) verb
1. to clean (a thing or person, especially oneself) with (soap and) water or other liquid. How often do you wash your hair?; You wash (the dishes) and I'll dry; We can wash in the stream.
2. to be able to be washed without being damaged. This fabric doesn't wash very well.
3. to flow (against, over etc). The waves washed (against) the ship.
4. to sweep (away etc) by means of water. The floods have washed away hundreds of houses.
noun
1. an act of washing. He's just gone to have a wash.
2. things to be washed or being washed. Your sweater is in the wash.
3. the flowing or lapping (of waves etc). the wash of waves against the rocks.
4. a liquid with which something is washed. a mouthwash.
5. a thin coat (of water-colour paint etc), especially in a painting. The background of the picture was a pale blue wash.
6. the waves caused by a moving boat etc. The rowing-boat was tossing about in the wash from the ship's propellers.
ˈwashable adjective
able to be washed without being damaged. Is this dress washable?
ˈwasher noun
1. a person or thing (eg a machine) that washes. They've just bought an automatic dish-washer.
2. a flat ring of rubber, metal etc to keep nuts or joints tight. Our tap needs a new washer.
ˈwashing noun
1. (an) act of cleaning by water. I don't mind washing, but I hate ironing.
2. clothes washed or to be washed. I'll hang the washing out to dry.
ˌwashed-ˈout adjective
1. completely lacking in energy etc. I feel quite washed-out today.
2. (of garments etc) pale, having lost colour as a result of washing. She wore a pair of old, washed-out jeans.
ˈwasherwoman, washerman nouns
a person who is paid to wash clothes.
washcloth noun
(American) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body.
ˈwash-basin noun
a basin in which to wash one's face and hands. We are having a new washbasin installed in the bathroom.
ˈwashing-machine noun
an electric machine for washing clothes. She has an automatic washing-machine.
ˈwashing-powder noun
a powdered detergent used when washing clothes.
ˌwashing-ˈup noun
dishes etc cleaned or to be cleaned after a meal etc. I'll help you with the washing-up.
ˈwashout noun
(an idea, project, person etc which is) a complete failure. She was a complete washout as a secretary.
ˈwashroom noun
a lavatory.
wash up
1. to wash dishes etc after a meal. I'll help you wash up; We've washed the plates up.
2. (American) to wash one's hands and face.
3. to bring up on to the shore. The ship was washed up on the rocks; A lot of rubbish has been washed up on the beach.

wash

يَغْسِلُ mýt vaske waschen πλένω lavar pestä laver prati lavare 洗う 씻다 wassen vaske umyć lavar мыть tvätta ล้าง yıkamak rửa 洗涤

wash

n. lavado, baño, lavadura;
mouth- ___enjuague;
v. lavar;
to ___ awayquitar con una lavadura; [oneself] lavarse.

wash

vt lavar; to — one's hair (face, hands, etc.) lavarse el pelo (la cara, las manos, etc.)
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and she had to leave her paradise to wind yarn, wash the poodle, or read Belsham's Essays by the hour together.
Valdez throw away yellow silk, and I take for my arrows so rain not wash off poison.
Under one of the windows there was a place for them to wash when they came in from work.
When he had finished he took off his dust-cap and went out to wash his hands.
Come, friend," said Hawkeye, drawing out a keg from beneath a cover of leaves, toward the close of the repast, and addressing the stranger who sat at his elbow, doing great justice to his culinary skill, "try a little spruce; 'twill wash away all thoughts of the colt, and quicken the life in your bosom.
And he kisses my forehead, too, so that the little brook would hardly wash it off
The same waves wash the moles of the new-built Californian towns, but yesterday planted by the recentest race of men, and lave the faded but still gorgeous skirts of Asiatic lands, older than Abraham; while all between float milky-ways of coral isles, and low-lying, endless, unknown Archipelagoes, and impenetrable Japans.
He learned to sweep the stable, to bring in the straw and hay; he began to clean the harness, and helped to wash the carriage.
There were men to scrape each side and men to scrape the back; there were men to clean the carcass inside, to trim it and wash it.
If a hermit could survive a wash, and that failed to convince a duke, give him up, let him alone.
It had an unusually large jack-towel on a roller inside the door, and he would wash his hands, and wipe them and dry them all over this towel, whenever he came in from a police-court or dismissed a client from his room.
I've had to wash it separately, I can't get out the smell.