Associations to the word «Wash»

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WASH, verb. To clean with water.
WASH, verb. (transitive) To move or erode by the force of water in motion.
WASH, verb. (mining) To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water.
WASH, verb. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water.
WASH, verb. (transitive) To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten.
WASH, verb. (intransitive) To move with a lapping or swashing sound; to lap or splash.
WASH, verb. (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.
WASH, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To be cogent, convincing; to withstand critique.
WASH, verb. (intransitive) To bear without injury the operation of being washed.
WASH, verb. (intransitive) To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; said of road, a beach, etc.
WASH, verb. To cover with a thin or watery coat of colour; to tint lightly and thinly.
WASH, verb. To overlay with a thin coat of metal.
WASH, verb. (transitive) To cause dephosphorization of (molten pig iron) by adding substances containing iron oxide, and sometimes manganese oxide.
WASH, verb. (transitive) To pass (a gas or gaseous mixture) through or over a liquid for the purpose of purifying it, especially by removing soluble constituents.
WASH, noun. The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water or other liquid.
WASH, noun. A liquid used for washing.
WASH, noun. The quantity of clothes washed at a time.
WASH, noun. (arts) A smooth and translucent painting created using a paintbrush holding a large amount of solvent and a small amount of paint.
WASH, noun. The sound of breaking of the seas, e.g., on the shore.
WASH, noun. The wake of a moving ship.
WASH, noun. The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane.
WASH, noun. A lotion or other liquid with medicinal or hygienic properties.
WASH, noun. Ground washed away to the sea or a river.
WASH, noun. A piece of ground washed by the action of water, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh.
WASH, noun. A shallow body of water.
WASH, noun. In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo or wadi.
WASH, noun. An situation in which losses and gains or advantages and disadvantages are equivalent; a situation in which there is no net change.
WASH, noun. Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs; pigwash.
WASH, noun. In distilling, the fermented wort before the spirit is extracted.
WASH, noun. A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation.
WASH, noun. A thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation.
WASH, noun. (nautical) The blade of an oar.
WASH, noun. The backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer's screw or paddles, etc.
WASH, noun. Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters.
WASH, noun. (architecture) The upper surface of a member or material when given a slope to shed water; hence, a structure or receptacle shaped so as to receive and carry off water.
WASH AWAY, verb. To eliminate, or destroy by fast moving water, such as in a flood, or a high sea.
WASH AWAY, verb. (by extension) To eliminate, in a figurative sense.
WASH BALL, noun. (obsolete) A ball of soap for washing the hands or face.
WASH BARREL, noun. (fisheries) A barrel nearly full of split mackerel, loosely put in, and afterward filled with salt water in order to soak the blood from the fish before salting.
WASH BASKET, noun. The perforated container that holds the washing in a washing machine.
WASH BASKET, noun. A basket or container of some kind used to store dirty clothes before they are washed.
WASH BASKETS, noun. Plural of wash basket
WASH BIN, noun. A basket or container of some kind used to store dirty clothes before they are washed.
WASH BINS, noun. Plural of wash bin
WASH BOTTLE, noun. A bottle partially filled with some liquid through which gases are passed for the purpose of purifying them, especially by removing soluble constituents.
WASH BOTTLE, noun. A washing bottle.
WASH DOWN, verb. To help to swallow by drinking a liquid, after eating something, or taking a pill.
WASH DOWN, verb. To wash something completely from top to bottom.
WASH LEATHER, noun. Split sheepskin dressed with oil, in imitation of chamois, or shammy, and used for dusting, cleaning glass or plate, etc.; also, alumed, or buff, leather for soldiers' belts.
WASH OFF, verb. To remove (or be removed) by washing
WASH ONE'S HANDS, verb. To wash one's hands of
WASH ONE'S HANDS, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemism) to go to the toilet
WASH ONE'S HANDS OF, verb. (idiomatic) To absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for; to refuse to have any further involvement with.
WASH OUT, verb. To remove something by washing.
WASH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To wear away by the flow of water; to erode.
WASH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To cancel due to bad weather.
WASH OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To lose traction while going around a turn, especially in cycling, motorsports and skiing/snowboarding.
WASH OVER, verb. To pass unnoticed so that one is unaffected by it.
WASH OVER, verb. To affect the emotions of (a person) suddenly and overwhelmingly.
WASH OVER, verb. Of open water. To surge over the banks, or other retaining structure.
WASH ROOM, noun. An unfurnished room within a building used for hand washing, bathing, laundry, dish washing, etc.
WASH ROOM, noun. A lavatory; a room designed and equipped for washing hands, normally fitted with basins or sinks, drains, and running water available from taps or faucets.
WASH ROOM, noun. A similarly equipped room in an institution, such as a hospital or school or manufactory, designated for washing hands, bathing, laundering, or a combination of such.
WASH ROOM, noun. A specially designed chamber in a laboratory or industrial plant designed for emergency bathing such as may be needed for human exposure to harmful chemicals and the like.
WASH ROOM, noun. (US) (slang) A bathroom, lavatory, toilet, restroom, or powder room.
WASH ROOMS, noun. Plural of wash room
WASH TUB, noun. A tub used for washing clothes
WASH TUBS, noun. Plural of wash tub
WASH UP, verb. (British) (intransitive) To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal.
WASH UP, verb. (US) (intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
WASH UP, verb. (intransitive) (of water) To carry an object to land.
WASH UP, noun. Something or somebody that is washed up
WASH WITH, verb. (colloquial) have an effect on (a person), persuade

Dictionary definition

WASH, noun. A thin coat of water-base paint.
WASH, noun. The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
WASH, noun. The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).
WASH, noun. The erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water".
WASH, noun. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
WASH, noun. A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other.
WASH, noun. Garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.
WASH, noun. Any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash".
WASH, verb. Clean with some chemical process.
WASH, verb. Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water.
WASH, verb. Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!".
WASH, verb. Move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge".
WASH, verb. Be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?".
WASH, verb. Admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court".
WASH, verb. Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals).
WASH, verb. Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to.
WASH, verb. Remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains".
WASH, verb. Form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside".
WASH, verb. Make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows".
WASH, verb. Wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore".
WASH, verb. To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery