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English definition of “wash”

wash

verb (FLOW)    /wɒʃ/ US  /wɑːʃ/
[I usually + adv/prep] literary If water washes somewhere, it flows there, usually repeatedly: She stood on the shore and let the water wash over her tired feet.Movement of liquids wash sb/sth up/ashore/overboard (of the sea) to carry something or someone to or away from a place: Overnight the sea had washed up a lot of rubbish. More than 400 dead dolphins had been washed ashore. A Spanish crew member had been washed overboard (= carried off a ship into the sea by the force of the water) in the storm.Movement of liquids
(Definition of wash verb (FLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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