And the toxin, which sits in the synapses between neurons, can take weeks to wash out.
While graduate students who wash out have less debt than law graduates, they have also used up a lot more valuable years.
No punishment, not even blood, will be able to wash out the disgrace you have suffered through me.
"Throw a bucket into the boat, so that you can wash out the tender," said the skipper.
It said, 'Moisten with alcohol or camphor, allow to stand five minutes, and wash out with clear water.'
I do not think there is a soap in the world that will wash out this stain.
The sin of Israel was inveterate and ingrained; nothing could wash out the stain of it.
Saturate the spot two or three times, and then wash out in soapsuds.
Gentlemen are expected to wash out of doors, and find their own water.
I had to wash out this confounded boat-house, or be reported to Miss Bertha.
"disappointing failure," 1902, from verbal phrase wash out "obliterate, cancel," attested from 1570s, hence colloquial sense of "to call off (an event) due to bad weather, etc."
Old English wascan, wæscan, from Proto-Germanic *watskanan (cf. Old Norse vaska, Middle Dutch wasscen, Dutch wassen, German waschen), from stem *wat-, the source of water. Related: Washed; washing. Used mainly of clothes in Old English (the principal verb for washing the body, dishes, etc. being þwean). Washed-out "faded" is from 1837. Washed up is 1923 theater slang, from notion of washing up at the end of a job.
late Old English wæsc "act of washing" (see wash (v.)). Meaning "clothes set aside to be washed" is attested from 1789; meaning "thin coat of paint" is recorded from 1690s; sense of "land alternately covered and exposed by the sea" is recorded from mid-15c.
v. washed, wash·ing, wash·es
To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing.
To make moist or wet.
The act or process of cleansing or washing.
A solution used to cleanse or bathe a part.
To prove acceptable; bear testing •Usually in the negative: Well, it just won't wash/ The stereotype of gay males as child molesters just doesn't wash any more/ That washes. I'll buy it (1849+)
[verb sense said to be fr a defective printed calico that could not be washed; third noun sense perhaps fr the notion that equal opposing elements wash each other out or away, or wipe the slate clean]
[WWI British military; origin unknown; perhaps because the student's name was washed or scrubbed from the roster]