present tense third-person singular of wash

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1 to flow along or against
  • crystal-clear waters gently wash the island's unspoiled beaches

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2 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
  • the employee's story about missing the bus didn't wash with her manager

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3 to flow in a broken irregular stream
  • soapy water washing down the drain

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5 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse
  • washed the baby's hair

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6 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly
  • she absentmindedly washed her tea by tipping her cup, until the honey was at last mixed in

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plural of wash

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spongy land saturated or partially covered with water
  • an invasive species threatening the plants native to the region's washes

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“Washes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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