Definition of Wash out

1. Verb. Prevent or interrupt due to rain. "The storm had washed out the game"

Exact synonyms: Rain Out
Generic synonyms: Keep, Prevent

2. Verb. Wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt. "They wash out the cape "; "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"
Related verbs: Wash, Wash Away, Wash Off
Generic synonyms: Launder, Wash

3. Verb. Wear or destroy by the force of water. "The hail storms had washed out the bridges"
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Ruin
Derivative terms: Washout

4. Verb. Remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent. "He managed to wash out the stains"
Exact synonyms: Wash, Wash Away, Wash Off
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Rinse, Wash

5. Verb. Deplete of strength or vitality. "The illness washed her out"
Generic synonyms: Weaken

6. Verb. Drain off the color in the course of laundering. "The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse"
Generic synonyms: Discolor

7. Verb. Lose color in the process of being washed. "The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine"
Generic synonyms: Discolor

Definition of Wash out

1. Verb. To remove something by washing. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To wear away by the flow of water; to erode. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To cancel due to bad weather. ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic) To lose traction while going around a turn, especially in cycling, motorsports and skiing/snowboarding. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wash Out

wash away
wash basket
wash baskets
wash bin
wash bins
wash down
wash drawing
wash leather
wash off
wash one's hands
wash one's hands of
wash out (current term)
wash over
wash room
wash rooms
wash tub
wash tubs
wash up
wash with
wash your mouth out

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