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awash
American English: /əˈwɔʃ/
, /əˈwɑʃ/
British English: /əˈwɒʃ/

adjective (predicative)

  • 1.1 (flooded) See examples:to be awash (with something)
    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) See examples:to be awash with something
    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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