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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.
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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]
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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
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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.
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washout

noun
One that fails completely:
Informal: dud, flop, lemon.
Slang: bomb.
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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!
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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.
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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. I lost my fireman; and the conductor and the Superintendent of Rolling Stock (who happened to be running down to Duran to meet his bride) had their heads knifed off by the Spiggoties and paraded around on poles.
Cricketer-turned-prime minister Imran Khan led Pakistan to their first and only World Cup victory 27 years ago and the exact pattern of wins, losses and washouts is being followed in this year's tournament.
And Surrey welcomed Yorkshire to Guildford for one of four Championship washouts.
This time round, the Bears make the long trip in good heart on the back of strong progress in the group so far, albeit rain-affected - they are the only team to have suffered two washouts. Two wins from their remaining three games (at Durham then at home to Leicestershire on Sunday and Worcestershire next Thursday) would leave them well-placed to qualify.
This time round, the Bears make the long trip in good heart on the back of strong progress in the group so far, albeit rainaffected - they are the only team in the North Group to have suffered two washouts.
Emergency exploratory laparotomy was performed in 85 (85%) patients diagnosed with acute abdomen clinically, peritonitis 61 (61%) and acute intestinal obstruction in 24 (24%).Stoma in 34 (34%) and abdominal washouts in 5 (5%) were the best minimum surgical procedures performed in toxic patients to save the lives in emergency.
Spring weather is more predictable and stable, while the ubiquitous afternoon thunderstorms of summer will cause rough surf and move the sand and washouts along the beaches more frequently.
The report mentioned that the consecutive washouts ruin Australia's opportunity to reclaim the No.1 ODI ranking from India, but possibly improves their chances of securing another series victory on the subcontinent.
Table 1 Average washout times for the Datex Ohmeda Aestiva[R] and Aisys[R] machines for sevoflurane and desflurane Sevoflurane Desflurane Aestiva 51 min (42-54 min), n=8 71 min (57-94 min), n=8 Aisys 55 min (43-66 min), n=8 69 min (45-94 min), n=7 Data are average time to reach 5 ppm (range); n=number of washouts (10 l/minute) with each agent.
As long as we create two separate rights of way along those sections I just mentioned, accidents (and possibly washouts) will no longer close the Trans-Canada.
There are some equipment washouts, and there is procurement money in the supplemental to cover pieces of equipment that are not economical to fix.