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washoutwash‧out /ˈwɒʃ-aʊt $ ˈwɒːʃ-, ˈwɑːʃ-/ noun [countable] informal  1 FAILa failure The picnic was a total washout – nobody turned up!2 DNSGan occasion when heavy rain causes damage or stops an event from happening wash out at wash1
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washoutParts of Highway 40 remain closed due to mudslides and washouts.
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