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wash out

Translation of wash out in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [sink/cloth] (clean) lavar; (rinse) enjuagar* go and wash your mouth out vete a lavar esa boca con jabón 1.2 (remove) [color] desteñir* 1.3 (prevent, spoil) [colloquial/familiar] heavy rain washed out most of the games fuertes lluvias hicieron que se cancelara la mayoría de los partidos
  • 2verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (disappear) the stain will wash out la mancha saldrá or se quitará al lavarlo 2.2 (fail course) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], ser* reprobado, suspender (Spain/España)
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