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Translation of "wash" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /woʃ/
to clean (a thing or person, especially oneself) with (soap and) water or other liquid lavar(se) 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 lavarse 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 lavable 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 lavamanos 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 biological washing powder.
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 detergente a bottle of washing-up liquid.
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.
(Definition of wash from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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