Definition of wash out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


wash out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
 (of a dirty mark) to be removed from clothes by washing These ink stains won't wash out.
  1. 1  to wash the inside of something to remove dirt, etc. to wash out empty bottles
  2. 2to remove a substance from something by washing Wash the dye out with shampoo.
  3. 3(of rain) to make a game, an event, etc. end early or prevent it from starting The game was completely washed out. related noun washout
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