wash out

wash out
verb
1. prevent or interrupt due to rain (Freq. 1)
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The storm had washed out the game

Syn: ↑rain out
Hypernyms: ↑prevent, ↑keep
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

2. wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt (Freq. 1)
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Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

Hypernyms: ↑wash, ↑launder
Verb Group: ↑wash, ↑wash off, ↑wash away
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They wash out the cape

3. wear or destroy by the force of water
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The hail storms had washed out the bridges

Derivationally related forms: ↑washout
Hypernyms: ↑destroy, ↑ruin
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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

5. deplete of strength or vitality
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The illness washed her out

Hypernyms: ↑weaken
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

6. drain off the color in the course of laundering
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The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse

Hypernyms: ↑discolor
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

7. lose color in the process of being washed
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The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine

Hypernyms: ↑discolor
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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wash out (or wash someone out)
be excluded (or exclude someone) from a course or position after a failure to meet the required standards

a lot of them had washed out of pilot training

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wash out [phrasal verb]
1 : to be able to be removed or cleaned by washing

The wine stain won't wash out.

2 wash (something) out or wash out (something)
2 a : to clean the inside of (something, such as a cup or pot) with water

Just wash out the coffee cups before you go.

2 b : to damage or carry away (something) by the force of moving water

The flooding river washed out the bridge.

The flood washed out the road.

2 c : to cause (something, such as a sports event) to be stopped or canceled because of rain

Rain washed out Friday's game.

This weekend's game was washed out.

3 US, informal : to fail to successfully complete a course of training because you do not have the necessary qualities, skills, or abilities

This program is so tough, at least 30 percent of the students will wash out before the end of the first year.

— see also washout
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Main Entry:wash

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ˌwash ˈout derived
(of a dirty mark) to be removed from clothes by washing

These ink stains won't wash out.

Main entry:washderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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