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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.
Regulators said the city failed to safeguard portions of the sewer system from washout in the Hill Canyon streambed.
After a washout period of up to two weeks, the women repeated the sequence three more times, each time with a different form of chromium.
Like many executives, Avnet's Steve Church has experienced what is commonly referred to as "three-day washout.
Participants were randomized to receive each treatment in a crossover study design with a 7-day washout period between treatments.
After a washout period, patients are randomly assigned to blinded treatment consisting of two active Xyrem doses or to a placebo arm.
The sensor is embedded behind the display, which ensures that the display is more durable, achieves 100 percent luminous light transmission and eliminates color washout.
3 pipeline washout that sent up to 8 million gallons of raw sewage a day flowing into the Arroyo Conejo and to the Pacific Ocean.
After a washout period, patients will be assigned in a randomized, blinded manner to one of two active Xyrem dosing arms or to a placebo arm.
Unlike current practices for withdrawing addicted patients from alcohol, cocaine, or other addictive stimulants, the HANDS protocols are completed within 2-3 consecutive days of inpatient treatment, eliminate the use of sedating medications, require no tapering or washout period, significantly reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms and have substantially higher completion rates.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of quantitative washout calculated on Triphasic CT scan for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma keeping histopathology as gold standard.
The washout caused by the high river level in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita has been repaired to road level.