Definitions for washoutˈwɒʃˌaʊt, ˈwɔʃ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a washing out of earth, gravel, etc., by water, as from an embankment or a roadway by heavy rain.
the hole, break, or erosion produced by such a washing out.
Informal. a complete failure or disappointment. a person who has failed a course of training or study:
air force washouts.
Origin of 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"
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"
flop, dud, washout(noun)
someone who is unsuccessful
An act of washing something out, or an appliance or device for doing so.
The cleaning of matter from a physiological system using a fluid.
The action whereby falling rainwater clean particles from the air.
A channel produced by the erosion of a relatively soft surface by a sudden gush of water.
A disappointment or total failure; an unsuccessful person.
A sporting fixture that could not be completed because of rain.
The aerodynamic effect of a small twist in the shape of an aircraft wing
Origin: From the verb wash out.
the washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad, where the earth has been washed away
Translations for washout
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an idea, project, person etc which is) a complete failure
She was a complete washout as a secretary.
- فَشَل ذَريعArabic
- fracassoPortuguese (BR)
- krach, zkrachovanecCzech
- die NieteGerman
- αποτυχία, φιάσκοGreek
- desastre, fracasoSpanish
- fiasko, käpardEstonian
- شكست سختFarsi
- fiasco, nullitéFrench
- घोर असफलताHindi
- potpun porazCroatian
- teljes kudarcHungarian
- orang gagalIndonesian
- vonleysingi; vonlaust fyrirtækiIcelandic
- fiasco, fallimentoItalian
- nesėkmė, nevykėlisLithuanian
- neveiksme; izgāšanāsLatvian
- fiasko; strykkandidat; noe som går i vaskenNorwegian
- fiasco, eşecRomanian
- neúspech, fiasko; smoliarSlovak
- fiasko, oduglingSwedish
- işe yaramazTurkish
- (想法、案子、人等)完全失敗Chinese (Trad.)
- قطعی ناکامیUrdu
- thất bạiVietnamese
- （想法、案子、人等）失败，惨败Chinese (Simp.)
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