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Synonyms of wash in English:

verb

  • 1 he is washing in the guest bathroom
    clean oneself;
    bathe, take a bath, shower, soak, freshen up
    formal perform one's ablutions
  • 2 he washed her socks
    clean, cleanse, rinse, launder, scour;
    shampoo, lather, sponge, scrub, wipe;
    sluice, douse, swab, disinfect
    literary lave
    [Antonyms] soil
  • 3 waves washed against the hull
    splash, lap, splosh, dash, crash, break, beat, surge, ripple, roll
  • 4 the wreckage was washed downriver
    sweep, carry, convey, transport
  • 5 it washed up on my front lawn
    land, come to rest, be deposited, be beached
  • 6 guilt washed over her
    surge through, rush through, course through, flood over, flow over;
    affect, overcome
  • 7 informal this story just won't wash
    be accepted, be acceptable, be plausible, be convincing, hold up, hold water, stand up, bear scrutiny;
    do
  • noun

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  • 1 she needs a wash
    clean, shower, dip, bath, soak
    formal ablutions
  • 2 that shirt should go in the wash
    laundry, washing
  • 3 antiseptic skin wash
    lotion, salve, preparation, rinse, liquid;
  • 4 the wash of the boat
    backwash, wake, trail, path
  • 5 the wash of the waves on the beach
    surge, flow, swell, sweep, rise and fall, roll, splash
  • 6 a light watercolor wash
    paint, stain, film, coat, coating;
    tint, glaze
  • Phrases

    wash one's hands of

    1
    I'm going to wash my hands of the whole business
    formal abjure

    wash up

    2
    you kids can wash up after dinner
    wash the dishes, do the dishes, clean up

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