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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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