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English verb: lave

1. lave (change) wash or flow against


SamplesThe waves laved the shore.


Synonymslap, wash


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flow

2. lave (body) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water


Synonymswash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clean, cleanse


Narrower (hyponym)gargle, hush, rinse, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, sponge down


Verb groupwash

3. lave (body) wash one's face and hands


SamplesShe freshened up in the bathroom.


Synonymswash up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)freshen, freshen up, refresh, refreshen









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