Definition of awash in English:

awash

Syllabification: a·wash
Pronunciation: /əˈwôSH, əˈwäSH
 
 
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adjective

[predic.]
  • 1Covered or flooded with water, especially seawater or rain: the boat rolled violently, its decks awash
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    • At the end of 2000, York was reduced to a sandbag city, hit by unprecedented levels of rain and awash with flood water.
    • The gutters were awash with dirty soot-flecked water, rushing down the storm-drain.
    • And as the winter rains pour down, the camp is awash with sewage and rubbish.
    Synonyms
    flooded, under water, submerged, submersed
  • 1.1Containing large numbers or amounts of someone or something: the city was awash with journalists
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    • The room is a beehive, awash with noise.
    • He has five years left at the helm of a government awash with oil revenues.
    • Just today I heard from someone who came to see me in my office just exactly how awash with cash Government departments are.
  • 1.2Level with the surface of water, especially the sea, so that it just washes over: a rock awash outside the reef entrance
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    • This is poor seamanship, as a rock awash off Jones Point is not visible.
    • Watch the rock awash off the southern point and anchor in 20/30Ft of water.
    • Here we discovered a rock awash not noted in either chart or guide.

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