Definition of wash over phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wash over

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    wash over somebody

     
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  1. 1(also wash through somebody) (literary) (of a feeling) to suddenly affect someone strongly, so that they are not aware of anything else Waves of nausea washed over him.
  2. 2to happen to or around someone without affecting them She manages to let criticism just wash over her.
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