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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

 (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 up

vb (adverb)
1. (Cookery) chiefly Brit to wash (dishes, cutlery, etc) after a meal
2. (intr) US to wash one's face and hands
n
3. Austral the outcome of a process: in the washup, three candidates were elected.
4. (Nautical Terms) anything washed up by the sea
5. an act of washing up
6. a place for washing up
7. (Mining & Quarrying) mining the washing of ore; an amount of gold mined by washing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wash up - wash one's face and handswash up - wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
refreshen, freshen, freshen up, refresh - become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game"
2.wash up - carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)wash up - carry somewhere (of water or current or waves); "The tide washed up the corpse"
wash up - be carried somewhere by water or as if by water; "The body washed up on the beach"
channel, transmit, carry, impart, conduct, convey - transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
3.wash up - wash disheswash up - wash dishes; "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
4.wash up - be carried somewhere by water or as if by waterwash up - be carried somewhere by water or as if by water; "The body washed up on the beach"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
wash up - carry somewhere (of water or current or waves); "The tide washed up the corpse"
5.wash up - wear out completelywash up - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
fag out, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary, tire out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, fag, wear - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
frazzle - exhaust physically or emotionally; "She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
play - exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
kill - tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"

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
يَجْرُف إلى الشاطِئيَغْسِلُ الَأطْبَاقيَغْسِل الصُّحون بَعْد الطَّعاميُغسِلُ وَجْهَهُ ويَدَيْهِ
umýt nádobí
vaske opvaske sig
tiskata
oprati
elmosogatmegmosdikmosogatpartra vet
òvo sérskola á ströndvaska upp
洗って片付ける
설거지하다
umyť riadumyť savyplaviťvyvrhnúť
diska
ล้างจาน
bulaşık yıkamakelini yüzünü yıkamakkıyıya sürüklemek/vurmak
rửa bát đĩa

w>wash up

vi
(Brit: = clean dishes) → abwaschen, (ab)spülen
(US: = have a wash) → sich waschen
vt sep
(Brit) dishesabwaschen, (ab)spülen
(sea etc) → anschwemmen, anspülen
that’s/we’re all washed up (fig inf: = finished) → das ist gelaufen (inf)

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 up

يَغْسِلُ الَأطْبَاق umýt nádobí vaske op abwaschen κάνω λάντζα fregar los platos, lavar los platos tiskata faire la vaisselle oprati lavare i piatti 洗って片付ける 설거지하다 afwassen vaske opp pozmywać lavar a louça мыть посуду diska ล้างจาน bulaşık yıkamak rửa bát đĩa 洗餐具
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