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English definition of “wash”

wash

verb [I/T] (FLOW)   /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/
(esp. of water) to flow or to cause to flow, often carrying something along: [I] Waves washed against the boat. [T] Heavy rains always wash the sand down the hill. If something is washed away, it is carried off by heavy rain or a flood: [M] Even trees and cars were washed away in this flood. If something washes up or washes ashore, water has moved it there: [M] That storm washed a lot of crabs up on the shore.
(Definition of wash verb (FLOW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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