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washout

noun uk   /ˈwɒʃ.aʊt/  us   /ˈwɑː.ʃaʊt/

washout noun (FAILURE)

[C usually singular] informal a complete failure: The last party was a bit of a washout - hardly anyone turned up.

washout noun (CANCELLED EVENT)

[C] an event or sports competition that is prevented from happening or stopped early because of heavy rain
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Translations of “washout”
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗, 徹底的失敗…
in Russian смываться, линять…
in Turkish yıkayıp çıkarmak/temizlemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败, 彻底的失败…
in Polish zmywać się, spierać się…
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