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OTHER WORDS FOR wash

4 bedew.
5 bathe.
24 ablution, cleansing, bathing.
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Idioms about wash

    come out in the wash,
    1. to have a good or satisfactory result; turn out eventually: The situation may look hopeless now, but it will all come out in the wash.
    2. to be revealed; become known.
    wash one's hands of. hand (def. 91).

Origin of wash

First recorded before 900; Middle English verb washen, Old English wascan (cognate with Dutch wasschen, German waschen, Old Norse vaska ), from Proto-Germanic watskan, equivalent to wat- (root of water) + -sk- verb suffix + -an infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM wash

pre·wash, noun, verb (used with object)re·wash, verbun·der·wash, verbwell-washed, adjective

Other definitions for wash (2 of 3)

-wash

a combining form extracted from whitewash and added to a word that names a trend, a fad, or something otherwise deemed desirable, with the meaning “to give the appearance of,” indicating that the affiliation or association with the named thing is not genuine, as in a rebranding effort that attempts to cover up any negative facts or publicity: In an effort to evade environmental regulation, heavy industry is spending vast amounts to greenwash their impact.Parts of the gig economy are trying to sharewash their services.What real benefit is there for breast cancer research in pinkwashing products every October?

Other definitions for wash (3 of 3)

Wash.

abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for wash (1 of 3)

wash
/ (wɒʃ) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for wash

Old English wæscan, waxan; related to Old High German wascan; see water

British Dictionary definitions for wash (2 of 3)

Wash
/ (wɒʃ) /

noun
the Wash a shallow inlet of the North Sea on the E coast of England, between Lincolnshire and Norfolk

British Dictionary definitions for wash (3 of 3)

Wash.

abbreviation for
Washington
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