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Main Entry: 1wash
Pronunciation: wsh, wäsh
Function: verb 1: to clean with water and usually a cleaning substance (as soap or detergent) <wash clothes> <wash your hands> 2 a: to wet thoroughly with liquid b: to pass water over or through especially so as to carry off material from the surface or interior 3: to flow along or splash or overflow against <waves wash the shore> 4: to pour or flow in a stream or current <the river washes against its banks> 5: to move or carry by the action of water <several trees were washed away by the flood> 6: to cover or smear lightly with a liquid (as whitewash or varnish) 7: to run water over in order to separate out valuable matter <wash sand for gold> 8: to hold up under washing <this dress washes well> 9: to stand a test for truthfulness <that story won't wash> 10: to be worn away by washing <the heavy rain caused the bridge to wash out>