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wash·out

 (wŏsh′out′, wôsh′-)
n.
1.
a. Erosion of a relatively soft surface, such as a roadbed, by a sudden gush of water, as from a downpour or floods.
b. A channel produced by such erosion.
2.
a. An event or action that fails, is canceled, or ends prematurely, often because of rainy weather.
b. One who fails to measure up to a standard, especially one who fails a course of training or study.

wash•out

(ˈwɒʃˌaʊt, ˈwɔʃ-)

n.
1. a washing out of earth, gravel, etc., by water, as from an embankment or a roadway by heavy rain.
2. the hole, break, or erosion produced by such a washing out.
3. Informal.
a. a complete failure or disappointment.
b. a person who has failed a course of training or study: air force washouts.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.washout - the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water; "it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
2.washout - 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
3.washout - someone who is unsuccessfulwashout - someone who is unsuccessful    
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
nonstarter, unsuccessful person, loser, failure - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

washout

noun
1. failure, disaster, disappointment, flop (informal), mess, fiasco, dud (informal), clunker (informal) The concert was a total washout.
failure success, winner, victory, triumph, feat, conquest
2. loser, failure, incompetent, no-hoper, saddo (Brit. slang) As a husband, he's a complete washout.

washout

noun
One that fails completely:
Informal: dud, flop, lemon.
Slang: bomb.
Translations
فَشَل ذَريع
fiasko
teljes kudarc
vonleysingi; vonlaust fyrirtæki
skrachovanec
işe yaramaz

washout

[ˈwɒʃaʊt] N it was a washout [match] → se suspendió debido a la lluvia; [plan, party etc] → fue un fracaso or desastre
you're a washout as a father!¡como padre eres un desastre!

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.
References in classic literature ?
But it just wasn't my fate, even that time I rode my engine down to the bottom of a forty-foot washout.
Contract notice: Supply, Delivery and Maintenance of Multiple Breath Nitrogen Washout Equipment.
For example, bright sunlight makes screen viewing particularly difficult as it can create display washout, but increasing display brightness to address this problem drains battery power and generates unwanted heat.
IT may have started with a heatwave, but July ended with a washout - and it's not looking much better for August.
Not every washout will be holding bait and if you don't find bait, you will want to move down the beach to another spot.
On 2014 World of Concrete day one, Philips and his sons noticed a new, innovative piece of equipment: the Concrete Washout System filter press, centerpiece of the McLanahan Corp.
He said: "The Easter Bank Holiday was very good, but so far this weekend it's been a washout.
HAVE your umbrellas and raincoats at the ready as this week is set to be another washout.
After the first 8 weeks of treatment (or placebo), patients were asked to observe a 2-week washout period, and they were then assigned to the alternative treatment for a further period of 8 weeks.
Both washers are equipped with direct water supply to minimize the level of contamination in the washout section, thus reducing downtimes due to maintenance cleaning.
Water is supplied through a washout water pipeline from water tank.
Sydney, Oct 26 ( ANI ): The likely washout of Saturday's fifth ODI against India in Cuttack may reportedly have a silver lining for Australia by freshening up players like Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson ahead of the return Ashes series in Australia.