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washoutnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈwɑʃˌɑʊt, ˈwɔʃ-/ infml
a ​completefailure: The ​dance was a washout – only three ​peopleshowed up.
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uk   /ˈwɒʃ.aʊt/  us   /ˈwɑː.ʃaʊt/

washout noun (FAILURE)

[C usually singular] informal a ​completefailure: The ​party was a washout - ​hardly anyone came.

washout noun (CANCELLED EVENT)

[C] an ​event or ​sportscompetition that is ​prevented from ​happening or ​stopped early because of ​heavyrain
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(Definition of washout from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “washout”
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败, 彻底的失败…
in Turkish yıkayıp çıkarmak/temizlemek…
in Russian смываться, линять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗, 徹底的失敗…
in Polish zmywać się, spierać się…
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