Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wash_out

3 senses of washout

Sense 1
washout -- (the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water; "it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road")
       => groove, channel -- (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))

Sense 2
washout, wash -- (the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water")
       => soil erosion -- (the washing away of soil by the flow of water)

Sense 3
flop, dud, washout -- (someone who is unsuccessful)
       => failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person -- (a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wash_out

7 senses of wash out

Sense 1
rain out, wash out -- (prevent or interrupt due to rain; "The storm had washed out the game")
       => prevent, keep -- (stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles")

Sense 2
wash out -- (wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt; "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink")
       => wash, launder -- (cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!")

Sense 3
wash out -- (wear or destroy by the force of water; "The hail storms had washed out the bridges")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 4
wash, wash out, wash off, wash away -- (remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 5
wash out -- (deplete of strength or vitality; "The illness washed her out")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 6
wash out -- (drain off the color in the course of laundering; "The harsh soap washed out the delicate blouse")
       => discolor -- (cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts")

Sense 7
wash out -- (lose color in the process of being washed; "The expensive shirt washed out in the German washing machine")
       => discolor -- (lose color or turn colorless; "The painting discolored")

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