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wash

2 noun
     
Related topics: Hair and Beauty, Cleaning
wash2
1

act of cleaning

[countable usually singular]DHC an act of cleaning something using soap and water:
Those jeans need a good wash (=a thorough wash).
I'll just have a quick wash before we go out.
2

clothes

DHC [singular, uncountable] clothes that are to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed:
You'd better put that shirt in the wash.
Do you need me to put another wash on?
3

skin

[countable]DCB a liquid used to clean your skin:
an anti-bacterial facial wash
4

boat

TTW

the wash

the movement of water caused by a passing boat:
the wash of a large motorboat
5

colour

[countable]DCB a very thin transparent layer of paint or colour
6SG

area of land

the wash

the area of land that is sometimes covered by the sea
7

it will all come out in the wash

spoken
a) used to tell someone not to worry about a problem because it will be solved in the future
b) used to say that the truth about something will be known in the end

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