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British Dictionary definitions for wash over

wash over

verb (tr, prep)
  1. (of an emotion) to affect (a person) suddenly and profoundly
  2. (of an event) to have little effect on (a person)
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  • After a wash-over (I did not ask for a bath for fear of exposing the lack of one) I went down to tea.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds