Translation of "wash" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /wɒʃ/ us /wɑʃ/

A1 to make something clean using water and soap

Dad was washing the dishes.

A1 to clean part of your body with water and soap

Have you washed your hands?

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /wɒʃ/ us /wɑʃ/

clothes, sheets, etc. that are being washed together

Your jeans are in the wash.
a wash

A2 mainly UK an act of washing something or a part of your body

un lavado
Could you give the car a wash?
Have you had a wash?

(Translation of “wash” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /woʃ/

to clean (a thing or person, especially oneself) with (soap and) water or other liquid

How often do you wash your hair?
You wash (the dishes) and I’ll dry
We can wash in the stream.

to be able to be washed without being damaged

This fabric doesn’t wash very well.

to flow (against, over etc)

chapotear; batir (contra)
The waves washed (against) the ship.

to sweep (away etc) by means of water

arrastrar, llevarse
The floods have washed away hundreds of houses.
washable adjective

able to be washed without being damaged

Is this dress washable?
washer noun

a person or thing (eg a machine) that washes

lavandero, lavandera; lavadora; lavavajillas
They’ve just bought an automatic dish-washer.

a flat ring of rubber, metal etc to keep nuts or joints tight

arandela, junta
The tap needs a new washer.
washing noun

(an) act of cleaning by water

lavar; hacer la colada; lavar los platos
I don’t mind doing the washing, but I hate ironing.

clothes washed or to be washed

ropa sucia; colada
I’ll hang the washing out to dry.
washed-out adjective

completely lacking in energy etc

agotado, hecho polvo, destrozado
I feel quite washed-out today.

(of garments etc) pale, having lost colour/color as a result of washing

descolorido, desteñido; desgastado
She wore a pair of old, washed-out jeans.
washerwoman noun (plural washermen, washerwomen) ( washerman)

a person who is paid to wash clothes.

lavandero, lavandera
washcloth noun

(American ) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body; facecloth (British)

manopla, paño para lavarse
washbasin noun

a basin in which to wash one’s face and hands

We are having a new washbasin installed in the bathroom.
washing-machine noun

an electric machine for washing clothes

máquina de lavar
She has an automatic washing-machine.
washing powder noun

a powdered detergent used when washing clothes

jabón/detergente en polvo para lavar
washing-up noun

dishes etc cleaned or to be cleaned after a meal etc

fregado, lavado de los platos
I’ll help you with the washing-up.
washing-up liquid noun

(British) liquid soap for washing things such as knives, forks, and dishes

washout noun

(an idea, project, person etc which is) a complete failure

desastre, fracaso
She was a complete washout as a secretary.
washroom noun

(American) a lavatory.

lavabo, aseos, servicios
wash up phrasal verb

(British ) to wash dishes etc after a meal

lavar los platos
I’ll help you wash up
We’ve washed the plates up.

(American) to wash one’s hands and face.

lavarse; lavarse las manos y la cara

to bring up on to the shore

arrojar/arrastrar a la playa
The ship was washed up on the rocks
A lot of rubbish has been washed up on the beach.

(Translation of “wash” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)