wash over

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

wash play
  1. : to cleanse by or as if by the action of liquid (such as water)

  2. : to remove (something, such as dirt) by rubbing or drenching with liquid

  3. : to cleanse (fur) by licking or by rubbing with a paw moistened with saliva

  1. : a piece of ground washed by the sea or river

  2. : bog, marsh

  3. : a shallow body of water

  1. : involving essentially simultaneous purchase and sale of the same security

  2. : washable

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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