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English definition of “wash (sth) out”

wash (sth) out

verb uk phrasal verb with wash   /wɒʃ/ us    /wɑːʃ/
If a colour or dirty mark washes out, or if you wash it out, it disappears when you wash it: Do you think these stains will wash out?Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
(Definition of wash (sth) out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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