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)

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Example sentences 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