wash over

verb (tr, prep)

(of an emotion) to affect (a person) suddenly and profoundly
(of an event) to have little effect on (a person)

Nearby words

  1. wash goods,
  2. wash house,
  3. wash one's dirty linen in public,
  4. wash one's hands of,
  5. wash out,
  6. wash sale,
  7. wash up,
  8. wash, the,
  9. wash-and-wear,
  10. wash-hand basin

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Examples from the Web for wash over

  • 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