wash over

phrasal verb

washed over; washing over; washes over
1
: to affect or be felt by (someone) thoroughly and deeply
I felt relief washing over me.
Just close your eyes and let the music wash over you.
2
: to appear on (a person's face) suddenly
A look of surprise washed over his face.

Examples of wash over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fast forward several years, and Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, washed over the Keys, flooding large portions of Key Largo for days. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 10 July 2024 Like a rock tossed in a pond, if the American economy takes a dip or a war begins to rage elsewhere, the ripples wash over other countries and their economies. John Scott Lewinski, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 5 July 2024 Lie down there, close my eyes, shut off my mind, and let the sunlight wash over me. Haruki Murakami, The New Yorker, 1 July 2024 Witnesses said the woman was washed over the falls and trapped under water for several minutes, according to the NPS news release. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for wash over 

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“Wash over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wash%20over. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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