Definition of wash away
1 : to carry (something) away by the movement of water The bridge was washed away by flooding last year.
2 : to get rid of (something, such as unhappy or unpleasant thoughts) completely Take a vacation to wash away your troubles.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cleanse by or as if by the action of liquid (such as water)
: to remove (something, such as dirt) by rubbing or drenching with liquid
: to cleanse (fur) by licking or by rubbing with a paw moistened with saliva
: a piece of ground washed by the sea or river
: bog, marsh
: a shallow body of water
: involving essentially simultaneous purchase and sale of the same security
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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