wash over

phrasal verb
washed over; washing over; washes over

Definition of wash 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.

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“Wash over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wash%20over. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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