- just level with or scarcely above the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top.
- overflowing with water, as the upper deck of a ship in a heavy sea.
Origin of awash
Examples from the Web for awash
Back then, every single newspaper, website, and news show (even the fake news shows) was awash in gridiron scandal.
The financial system is awash with money, yet the Federal Reserve accuses both consumers and institutions of hoarding it.
Preening, arrogant, vindictive, and inexorable; awash with cash; corrupt; in bed with corporate America and big finance.Meet The Democrats’ Secret Savior Against Cuomo Corporatism|James Poulos|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ichikowitz acknowledged in the interview that the African continent is awash in weapons, particularly small arms.
And note: None of these schools were anything like awash in funds.
At the end of two hours they came upon a square-rigger with her decks just awash, and six men clinging to her rigging.A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Then she followed, with her eyes just awash, and dove deep beneath the revenue vessel when it turned back.Yule Logs|Various
She was found drifting, her upper works just awash, about one hundred miles out to sea and not a living soul on board her!The Radio Detectives|A. Hyatt Verrill
Why, a few turns of that wheel when in the awash trim would admit enough water in two minutes to sink the boat.The Wreck of the Titan|Morgan Robertson
By then the decks forward were awash, while the stern of the vessel was pitched high in the air.The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton