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Adjective
Pertaining to cleaning or washing
“The use of washing liquids containing abrasive solvents is not advised as it causes damage to the surface.”
Noun
An act of cleaning or washing
“The claimant himself paid for the washing of his car at this garage.”
Noun
Clothes and linen that need to be washed or that have been newly washed
“Humming, she'd take the washing out into the garden, her fingers steady as she pegged socks and vests on the line.”
Noun
A thin layer or coat
“The thin washing of silver over the lead does not prevent it from being bad money.”
Noun
A situation in which something is cleaned
Noun
A dressing table, typically covered to the floor with cloth (originally, toile) and lace, on which stood a mirror, which might also be draped in lace
Noun
The act or process of purifying
Verb
Present participle for to clean with water and, typically, soap or detergent
“Some households have someone come in every day whose job it is to wash the clothes.”
Verb
Present participle for to clean or bathe oneself with soap and water
“Despite the coolness of that morning, he was ordered to wash with soap under the cold water.”
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Present participle for to clean by scrubbing or wiping
“Armed with a large rag and some Windex, I would proceed to wash the filthy windows of my apartment.”
Verb
(with reference to a stain or dirt) Present participle for to remove or be removed by cleaning with water and detergent
“She held up his head with one hand and with the other she used the showerhead to wash some of the dirt out of his hair.”
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Present participle for to be, or cause to be, wet or waterlogged
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“Heavy rain would wash the valley for days on end during the months of autumn.”
Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for to flow in a stream
“Pull the plug and let it all wash down the drain.”
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(especially of waves) Present participle for to sweep or splash in a particular direction
“Look for any areas that are murky, perhaps close to in-flowing streams, or where waves wash against a shoreline.”
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Present participle for to seem true, convincing or genuine
“Giorgio's theories about ancient aliens are unlikely to wash with learned historians.”
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Present participle for to brush with a thin coat of dilute paint or ink
“The outside wall was deteriorating, and we would decide to wash it with a fresh coat of paint.”
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Present participle for to coat with a film of metal such as gold or silver
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“The ancient rulers of this land would wash their scepters with gold.”
Verb
(wash over) Present participle for to fill or overcome (with an emotion)
“The melancholy would wash over her, and a tear or two would drip from her eye.”
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(rare) Present participle for to agitate, or mix up, a liquid
“She would absentmindedly wash her tea by tipping her cup.”
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Present participle for to rid of dirt or impurities
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Present participle for clean, polish thoroughly
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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Present participle for to purify or cleanse ceremonially
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Present participle for to be sensible, coherent, reasonable
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Present participle for gradually spread through or over
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(of an action or remark) Present participle for to be accepted without scrutiny
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Present participle for make neat, well-groomed
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Present participle for cause to bubble
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Tanning or dyeing
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Present participle for to rush or surge through someone or something
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Present participle for to wash gravel in a pan to separate out (gold)
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Present participle for to attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
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Present participle for to move or drift along the surface of a liquid or in the air
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Present participle for embellish, decorate
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Present participle for overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
Verb
Present participle for look, search for over a wide area
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