wash out

verb

Definition of wash out

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

  3. 2 a :  to cause to fade by or as if by laundering b :  to deplete the strength or vitality of c :  to eliminate as useless or unsatisfactory :  reject

  4. 3 a :  to destroy or make useless by the force or action of water <the storm washed out the bridge> b :  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>

1540

First Known Use of wash out

1540


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