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wash out (something)

phrasal verb with wash  us   /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ verb [I/T]
  • (BE REMOVED)

to ​remove something by washing, or to ​disappear after washing: I ​hope this ​stain will wash out.

wash out something

phrasal verb with wash  us   /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ verb [I/T]
  • (BE DESTROYED)

(esp. of ​bad or ​violentweather) to ​cause something to ​fail, ​stop, or be ​destroyed: Rain washed tonight’s ​game out. The ​storm washed out ​roads and ​bridges.
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