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English verb: wash out

1. wash out (social) prevent or interrupt due to rain

SamplesThe storm had washed out the game.

Synonymsrain out

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)keep, prevent

2. wash out (contact) wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt

SamplesWash out your dirty shirt in the sink.

ExamplesThey wash out the cape

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)launder, wash

Verb groupwash, wash away, wash off, wash out

3. wash out (contact) wear or destroy by the force of water

SamplesThe hail storms had washed out the bridges.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin

4. wash out (change) remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

SamplesHe washed the dirt from his coat.
The nurse washed away the blood.
Can you wash away the spots on the windows?.
He managed to wash out the stains.

Synonymswash, wash away, wash off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Verb grouprinse, wash, wash out

5. wash out (change) deplete of strength or vitality

SamplesThe illness washed her out.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)weaken

6. wash out (change) drain off the color in the course of laundering

SamplesThe harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discolor

Verb groupwash out

7. wash out (change) lose color in the process of being washed

SamplesThe expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)discolor

Verb groupwash out

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