wash out

verb

Definition of wash out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to wash free of an extraneous substance (such as dirt)

  3. 2a :  to cause to fade by or as if by launderingb :  to deplete the strength or vitality ofc :  to eliminate as useless or unsatisfactory :  reject

  4. 3a :  to destroy or make useless by the force or action of water the storm washed out the bridgeb :  rain out the game was washed out

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to become depleted of color or vitality :  fade

  7. 2 :  to fail to meet requirements or measure up to a standard

Examples of wash out in a Sentence

  1. most of the participants in the tough training program washed out

  2. the bright lights of the TV studio washed out her facial features, making her look as white as a ghost

First Known Use of wash out

1540



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