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Spanish translation of “wash”

wash

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 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 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 They’ve just bought an automatic dish-washer. a flat ring of rubber, metal etc to keep nuts or joints tight 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 I feel quite washed-out today. (of garments etc) pale, having lost colour as a result of washing She wore a pair of old, washed-out jeans. washerwoman nouns ( washerman) a person who is paid to wash clothes.
lavandero, lavandera
washcloth noun (American) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body. 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 She has an automatic washing-machine. washing-powder noun a powdered detergent used when washing clothes. 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.
washout noun (an idea, project, person etc which is) a complete failure She was a complete washout as a secretary. washroom noun a lavatory.
lavabo, aseos, servicios
wash up 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 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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