wash over


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wash over

vb (tr, prep)
1. (of an emotion) to affect (a person) suddenly and profoundly
2. (of an event) to have little effect on (a person)
Translations

w>wash over

vi +prep obj the criticism just seemed to wash over himdie Kritik schien an ihm abzuprallen; he lets everything just wash over himer lässt alles einfach ruhig über sich ergehen; waves of panic washed over herPanik überkam sie