awash

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adjective \ ə-ˈwȯsh , -ˈwäsh \

Definition of awash

1 a :alternately covered and exposed by waves or tide
b :washing about :afloat
c :covered with water :flooded
2 :filled, covered, or completely overrun as if by a flood
  • a movie awash in sentimentality

Examples of awash in a Sentence

  1. The deck of the boat was almost awash.

  2. the streets were awash from the heavy rains

Recent Examples of awash from the Web

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First Known Use of awash

1801


Awash

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geographical name \ ˈä-ˌwäsh \

Definition of Awash

river 500 miles (805 kilometers) long in eastern Ethiopia flowing northeast


AWASH Defined for English Language Learners

awash

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adjective

Definition of awash for English Language Learners

  • : flooded with or covered by water or another liquid

  • : floating in a large amount of water or another liquid


AWASH Defined for Kids

awash

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adjective \ ə-ˈwȯsh , -ˈwäsh \

Definition of awash for Students

:flooded or covered with water or other liquid
  • The ship began to sink, her decks already awash.


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