CLEAN SOMETHING [T] › to make something clean using water, or water and soap: Dad was washing the dishes. CLEAN YOURSELF [I, T] › to clean part of your body with water and soap: Have you washed your hands? I got washed and dressed.
be washed away/out/up, etc › If something is washed away/out, etc, it is moved there by water: A lot of the waste is washed out to sea.
wash against/on, etc › If water washes somewhere, it flows there: Waves washed against the base of the cliff.