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English noun: washout

1. washout (shape) the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water


SamplesIt was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road.


Broader (hypernym)channel, groove

2. washout (process) the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)


SamplesFrom the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water.


Synonymswash


Broader (hypernym)soil erosion


Narrower (hyponym)rain-wash

3. washout (person) someone who is unsuccessful


Synonymsdud, flop


Broader (hypernym)failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person


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