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Noun
An act of washing something or an instance of being washed
“His eyes peer angrily out from a dirt-smeared face, his hair needs a good wash and the clothes he's wearing are definitely getting stinky.”
Noun
The breaking of waves on a shore
“Above him, sea birds wheeled and called and although he couldn't see a beach, he could hear the gentle wash of waves on the shore.”
Noun
A layer of paint or metal spread thinly on a surface
“A watercolour wash is a fluid made up of water in which the colour particles brushed from cakes of pigment are suspended.”
Noun
A quantity of clothes needing to be or just having been washed
“Kathryn was cackling happily as she dropped Olivia's purple sock into the wash with her brother's white underclothes.”
Noun
The water or air disturbed by a moving boat or aircraft
“My first thought was I had flown through jet wash from another aircraft.”
Noun
Spongy land saturated or partially covered with water
“… an invasive species threatening the plants native to the region's washes.”
Noun
A medicinal or cleansing solution
Verb
Clean oneself with soap and water
“Despite the coolness of that morning, he was ordered to crouch naked and wash with soap under the cold water.”
Verb
Seem convincing or genuine
“Charm won't wash with this crew.”
Verb
Clean with water and, typically, soap or detergent
“Trim the roots of the pak choi and thoroughly wash the leaves.”
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Brush with a thin coat of dilute paint or ink
“The outside was washed in red paint, which was chipping due to age and weather conditions.”
Verb
To move or be moved in a particular direction by water
“Despite their efforts and curses, the winds and the rogue waves wash them past any seemingly habitable islands.”
Verb
“Also on clear water, look for any areas that are murky, perhaps close to in-flowing streams or where waves wash against a shoreline.”
Verb
“I washed and waxed the floor.”
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“She held up his head with one hand and with the other she used the shower head to wash some of the dirt out of his hair.”
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“A few women were washing clothes beside the shore.”
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“I must shower and wash my hair.”
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“A wave of guilt washed over her.”
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“Copper washed with silver.”
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“… she absentmindedly washed her tea by tipping her cup, until the honey was at last mixed in.”
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“A wave of despair washed over him.”
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