Definition of awash in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈwôSH/
Pronunciation: /əˈwäSH/


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.
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.

Words that rhyme with awash

Bosch, bosh, brioche, cloche, cohosh, cosh, dosh, Foch, galosh, gosh, josh, mosh, nosh, posh, quash, slosh, splosh, squash, swash, tosh, wash

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Syllabification: a·wash

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