wash away

wash away
verb
1. eliminate
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wash away all the differences

Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
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he washed the dirt from his coat

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The nurse washed away the blood

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Can you wash away the spots on the windows?

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he managed to wash out the stains

Syn: ↑wash, ↑wash out, ↑wash off
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Group: ↑wash, ↑rinse, ↑wash out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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wash away
1. (of flowing water) to carry off by force
2. To obliterate
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Main Entry:wash

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ˌwash a ˈway [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wash away he/she/it washes away present participle washing away past tense washed away past participle washed away] phrasal verb
if something such as rain or a river washes something away, it carries it away

Heavy rains have washed away the bridge.

Thesaurus: what liquids can dohyponym
Main entry: wash

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wash away [phrasal verb]
wash (something) away or wash away (something)
1 : to carry (something) away by the movement of water

The waves at high tide washed our beach towels away.

The footprints in the sand were washed away.

The bridge was washed away by flooding last year.

Heavy rain washed away the grass seed.

2 : to get rid of (something, such as unhappy or unpleasant thoughts) completely

Take a vacation to wash away your troubles.

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Main Entry:wash

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