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awash

Pronunciation: /əˈwɔːʃ; əˈwɒʃ/

Translation of awash in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

(predicative/predicativo)
  • 1.1 (flooded) to be awash (with sth) estar* inundado (de algo)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (full of) to be awash with sth estar* lleno de algo, rebosar algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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