Definitions for wash out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rain out, wash out(verb)

    prevent or interrupt due to rain

    "The storm had washed out the game"

  2. wash out(verb)

    wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt

    "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"

  3. wash out(verb)

    wear or destroy by the force of water

    "The hail storms had washed out the bridges"

  4. wash, wash out, wash off, wash away(verb)

    remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

    "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"

  5. wash out(verb)

    deplete of strength or vitality

    "The illness washed her out"

  6. wash out(verb)

    drain off the color in the course of laundering

    "The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse"

  7. wash out(verb)

    lose color in the process of being washed

    "The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wash out(verb)ɒʃ, wɔʃ

    (of a stain or mark) to be cleaned from cloth

    The grease marks didn't wash out of the shirt.

  2. wash outɒʃ, wɔʃ

    to remove from a container or cloth by washing

    Wash out the container with soap.; Wash as much of the dirt out as you can.

Wiktionary

  1. wash out(Verb)

    To cancel due to bad weather.

  2. wash out(Verb)

    To remove something by washing.

  3. wash out(Verb)

    To wear away by the flow of water; to erode.

  4. wash out(Verb)

    To lose traction while going around a turn, especially in cycling, motorsports and skiing/snowboarding.

  5. Origin: * From wash + out

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