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wash

verb
 
 
/wɒʃ/
CLEAN SOMETHING [T] A1 to make something clean using water, or water and soap: Dad was washing the dishes.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
CLEAN YOURSELF [I, T] A1 to clean part of your body with water and soap: Have you washed your hands? I got washed and dressed.Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
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.Movement of liquids
wash against/on, etc If water washes somewhere, it flows there: Waves washed against the base of the cliff.Movement of liquids
(Definition of wash verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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