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English definition of “wash”

wash

verb [I/T] (CLEAN)   /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/
to make something or yourself clean , or to become clean , using water and usually soap : [T] Alex washed his face and combed his hair . [T] I hate washing dishes .
(Definition of wash verb (CLEAN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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