prewash

prewash

(priːˈwɒʃ)
vb
to give a preliminary wash to (clothes), esp in a washing machine
n
a preliminary wash, esp in a washing machine
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prewash


Past participle: prewashed
Gerund: prewashing

Imperative
prewash
prewash
Present
I prewash
you prewash
he/she/it prewashes
we prewash
you prewash
they prewash
Preterite
I prewashed
you prewashed
he/she/it prewashed
we prewashed
you prewashed
they prewashed
Present Continuous
I am prewashing
you are prewashing
he/she/it is prewashing
we are prewashing
you are prewashing
they are prewashing
Present Perfect
I have prewashed
you have prewashed
he/she/it has prewashed
we have prewashed
you have prewashed
they have prewashed
Past Continuous
I was prewashing
you were prewashing
he/she/it was prewashing
we were prewashing
you were prewashing
they were prewashing
Past Perfect
I had prewashed
you had prewashed
he/she/it had prewashed
we had prewashed
you had prewashed
they had prewashed
Future
I will prewash
you will prewash
he/she/it will prewash
we will prewash
you will prewash
they will prewash
Future Perfect
I will have prewashed
you will have prewashed
he/she/it will have prewashed
we will have prewashed
you will have prewashed
they will have prewashed
Future Continuous
I will be prewashing
you will be prewashing
he/she/it will be prewashing
we will be prewashing
you will be prewashing
they will be prewashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prewashing
you have been prewashing
he/she/it has been prewashing
we have been prewashing
you have been prewashing
they have been prewashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prewashing
you will have been prewashing
he/she/it will have been prewashing
we will have been prewashing
you will have been prewashing
they will have been prewashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prewashing
you had been prewashing
he/she/it had been prewashing
we had been prewashing
you had been prewashing
they had been prewashing
Conditional
I would prewash
you would prewash
he/she/it would prewash
we would prewash
you would prewash
they would prewash
Past Conditional
I would have prewashed
you would have prewashed
he/she/it would have prewashed
we would have prewashed
you would have prewashed
they would have prewashed
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Translations

prewash

[ˈpriːwɒʃ] Nprelavado m
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prewash

n (on washing machine) → Vorwaschgang m
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