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wash British & World English

Clean with water and, typically, soap or detergent

wash English Thesaurus

he reached for the soap and began to wash

Wash. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Washington (official abbreviation)

the Wash in wash British & World English

An inlet of the North Sea on the east coast of England between Norfolk and Lincolnshire

Washington New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state of the north-western US

wash up British & World English

Clean crockery and cutlery after use

wash-up British & World English

An act of washing

car wash British & World English

A building containing equipment for washing vehicles automatically

dry wash British & World English

The dry bed of an intermittent stream

pre-wash British & World English

A preliminary wash, especially one performed as part of a cycle in an automatic washing machine

prop wash British & World English

A current of water or air created by the action of a propeller or rotor

wash out British & World English

Be excluded (or exclude someone) from a course or position after a failure to meet the required standards

wash over British & World English

(Of a feeling) affect (someone) suddenly

wish-wash British & World English

A weak or watery drink

colour wash British & World English

Coloured distemper

rotor wash British & World English

Air turbulence caused by a helicopter rotor

wash bottle British & World English

A bottle, typically plastic, with a nozzle for directing a stream of liquid on to something

wash house British & World English

An outhouse or room in which clothes are washed

wash drawing British & World English

A picture or sketch made by laying on washes of watercolour, typically in monochrome, over a pen or pencil drawing

wash leather British & World English

Chamois or a similar leather

in the wash British & World English

(Of clothes, bed linen, or similar) put aside for washing or in the process of being washed

wash-and-wear British & World English

(Of a garment or fabric) easily washed, drying quickly, and not needing to be ironed

wash something up in wash up British & World English

Clean crockery and cutlery after use

wash one's hands British & World English

Go to the toilet (used euphemistically)

wash something out British & World English

Cause an event to be postponed or cancelled because of rain

wash-hand basin British & World English

Another term for washbasin.

wash-hand stand British & World English

Another term for washstand.

wash one's hands of British & World English

Disclaim responsibility for

wash something down British & World English

Accompany or follow food with a drink

come out in the wash British & World English

Be resolved eventually with no lasting harm

wash something with in wash British & World English

Coat inferior metal with (a film of gold or silver from a solution)

wash something up in wash British & World English

Clean crockery and cutlery after use

wash up in wash British & World English

Clean one’s hands and face

wash out in wash British & World English

Be excluded (or exclude someone) from a course or position after a failure to meet the required standards

wash over in wash British & World English

(Of a feeling) affect (someone) suddenly

wash, rinse, repeat in rinse, repeat British & World English

Used to indicate the continual repetition of an action or sequence of events, typically in a way regarded as tiresomely predictable

wash one's dirty linen in public British & World English

Discuss one’s personal affairs in public

brush-up British & World English

An act of cleaning or smartening oneself or something up

eyewash British & World English

Cleansing lotion for a person’s eye

washday British & World English

A day on which a household’s clothes, bed linen, etc. are washed, especially when the same day each week

washout British & World English

An event that is spoiled by constant or heavy rain

washtub British & World English

A large metal tub used for washing clothes and linen

in the wash in wash British & World English

(Of clothes, bed linen, or similar) put aside for washing or in the process of being washed

wash something out in wash British & World English

Cause an event to be postponed or cancelled because of rain

handwash British & World English

Liquid soap for washing one’s hands


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