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English definition of “wash sth out”

wash sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with wash   /wɒʃ/ us    /wɑːʃ/
If an event or sports competition is washed out, it is prevented from happening or stopped early because of heavy rain: The men's semifinals in the tennis were washed out this morning.
See also
Rain
(Definition of wash sth out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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