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wax

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wax

  1. 1 to coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction waxing a surfboard Synonyms of 1wax grease, oil, slick, waxWords Related to 1wax bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wetNear Antonyms of 1wax coarsen, rough, roughen; dehydrate, dry, parch, sear

  2. 2 slang  to defeat by a large margin I can't believe I bet on a football team that ended up getting waxed 45–0 Synonyms of 1wax annihilate, blow away, bomb, bury, clobber, cream, drub, dust, flatten, paste, rout, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], smother, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, trounce, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whupWords Related to 1wax sweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter


wax

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wax

  1. 1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number the commitment of the young volunteers to the cause seems to wax and wane Synonyms of 2wax accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxWords Related to 2wax jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of 2wax contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane

  2. 2 to eventually have as a state or quality waxed poetic whenever he wrote to his girlfriend Synonyms of 2wax come, get, go, grow, run, turn, waxWords Related to 2wax alter, change, metamorphose, modify, mutate, transfigure, transform, transmuteNear Antonyms of 2wax abide, be, continue, linger, remain, stay


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