There are 3 translations of wash in Spanish:

wash1

Pronunciation: /wɔːʃ; wɒʃ/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (act) I'll give the car/the carpet a wash voy a lavar el coche/la alfombra, voy a darle una lavada al coche/a la alfombra (AmL) give your face a good wash lávate bien la cara I'll give my hair a wash me voy a lavar la cabeza or el pelo to have a wash lavarse 1.2 (in washing machine) lavado (m) prewash and wash prelavado (m) y lavado (before n) wash cycle/program ciclo (m)/programa (m) de lavado
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    • She kept picking my clean sports clothes out of the wash.
    • Kathryn was cackling happily as she dropped Olivia's purple sock into the wash with her brother's white underclothes.
    • I am ‘punished’ for not doing the wash by having only dirty clothes to wear.
    1.3 (laundry) I do a wash every Monday los lunes lavo la ropa or (Esp tb) hago la colada your shirt is in the wash (with the dirty laundry) tu camisa está con la ropa sucia (being washed) tu camisa está lavándose the colors ran in the wash los colores destiñeron al lavarlo it will all come out in the wash [colloquial/familiar] (things will sort themselves out) todo se va a arreglar (all will be revealed) ya se revelará todo
  • 2 u 2.1 (sound of waves) chapoteo (m) the gentle wash of the waves on the shore el suave batir de las olas contra la orilla 2.2 (left by boat, plane) estela (f)
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    • Another went racing across the wash of the boat, its sail and sickle shaped tail leaving no doubt as to its identity.
    • Stand aft to look down on the wake frothing up from the propeller wash.
    • When we land near water, the wash from the blades moves them around like floating logs.
  • 3 u c 3.1 (of paint) capa (f), mano (f) 3.2 [Art] aguada (f) (before n) wash drawing aguada (f)
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    • Her variegated surfaces may be opaque or layered as transparent washes, glazed or scraped, scumbled, wiped down or sanded.
    • The moon hung in the sky nearly full, spreading a luminous wash across the pale landscape.
    • Both cabinets are made of sycamore entirely ebonized, and the panels are painted with washes of brown and amber, so that the golden color of the close-grained wood shows through.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of wash in Spanish:

wash2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (clean) [shirt/car/fruit] lavar; [floor] fregar*, lavar (esp AmL) to wash one's face/hair lavarse la cara/la cabeza or el pelo to wash the dishes fregar* or lavar los platos don't try to wash the stain off no intentes quitar la mancha to wash the shampoo out of one's hair enjuagarse* or (Esp) aclararse el pelo 1.2 (for gold) [gravel/mud] lavar
  • 2 2.1 (carry away) arrastrar the body had been washed ashore by the tide la corriente había arrastrado el cuerpo hasta la orilla the wave nearly washed him overboard la ola casi lo arrojó por la borda see alsowash away, wash up 2.2 (lap) [literario/literary] bañar [literario/literary] the sound of the waves washing the shore el sonido de las olas al bañar la orilla
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    • The waves gently washed ashore, splashing on the rocks.
    • After several attempts and with large waves washing through the lifeboat, Crewman Rogers managed to bring three people over the bow.
    • In Thailand, 30-foot waves washed ashore in the resort area of Phuket.
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    • The Atlantic Ocean washes Spain's north coast, the far northwest corner adjacent to Portugal, and the far southwestern zone between the Portuguese border and the Strait of Gibraltar.
    • The Gulf Stream stopped washing the shores of northern Europe with the warm waters of the Caribbean thirteen years ago.
    • For warm-water swimming you have to take a trip to the eastern coast, which is washed by the Indian Ocean, half an hour or so away.
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    • Eighteen people were missing after flood waters washed a bus off a national highway on Thursday.
    • While trying to swim across to safety six of them were washed away by strong water current.
    • After rain, for example, it was relatively easy to find obsidian as the sand that covered it was washed away by the water.
  • 3 (paint) [Const] [wall] pintar, dar* una mano de pintura a; [color] extender*
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    • The outside was washed in red paint, which was chipping due to age and weather conditions.

vi

  • 1 1.1 (clean oneself) [person/cat] lavarse she prefers to wash in cold water prefiere lavarse con agua fría 1.2 (do dishes) lavar, fregar* 1.3 (do laundry) [washing machine/person] lavar (la ropa), hacer* la colada (Esp)
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    • One night I was in the laundry room reading and washing and Karen came in with a basket of clothes.
    • For the first time in their lives I am cooking, washing and taking them to swimming at 5 o' clock in the morning every single day rather than once in a while.
    • What do you do when you're not ironing, washing, cooking, and taking the children to and from school?
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    • The only way I have found to get my spectacles really clean is to wash them in soap and warm water.
    • I lathered up and washed myself with honeysuckle-scented soap.
    • The plaintiffs had it cleaned and washed down on two occasions to get concrete and efflorescence off the walls.
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    • They were told to wash with soap and water and were sent home.
    • I really feel in this day and age, everyone should be able to drink and wash in clean water.
    • She lathered her hands up with the rose smelling soap and began to wash.
  • 2 (come clean) this shirt washes well esta camisa se lava bien the mud will wash off easily será fácil quitar(le) el barro it won't wash [colloquial/familiar] no va a colar [familiar/colloquial] her excuses just won't wash with me any more no me voy a volver a tragar sus excusas [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 [wave/water] (+ adv compl) the water washed against the rocks el agua batía contra las rocas see alsowash over

Phrasal verbs

wash away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (carry away) [hut/bridge/pier] llevarse, arrasar con 1.2 (cleanse) [dirt/stains] quitar (lavando); [sins] quitar

wash down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (clean) [paintwork/wall] lavar 1.2 (accompany) [colloquial/familiar] a plate of pasta washed down with the local wine un plato de pasta acompañado del vino de la región or rociado con el vino de la región

wash out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 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 1.1v + adv 2.1 (disappear) the stain will wash out la mancha saldrá or se quitará al lavarlo 2.2 (fail course) (AmE) [slang/argot], ser* reprobado, suspender (Esp)

wash over

v + prep + o
[waves/water] bañar to let sth wash over one she lets their criticism wash over her sus críticas le resbalan I don't pay any attention to their quarreling, I just let it all wash over me sus peleas me tienen sin cuidado: los oigo como quien oye llover I let the music wash over me dejé que la música me envolviera, me dejé llevar por la música

wash up

v + adv 1.1 (wash oneself) (AmE) lavarse 1.2 (float ashore) ser* traído por la corriente 1.3 (wash dishes) (BrE) lavar los platos, fregar* (los platos) 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (deposit) (usu pass) to be washed up [body/debris/wreckage] ser* traído por la corriente 2.2 [dishes] (BrE) lavar, fregar*

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adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 3 translations of wash in Spanish:

Wash

  • Washington

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.