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a- +‎ wash



awash (comparative more awash, superlative most awash)

  1. Washed by the waves or tide; said of a rock or strip of shore, or of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.
    • 1904, Jack London, chapter 39, in The Sea-Wolf:
      The deck was continually awash with the sea which came inboard over the rail and through the scuppers.
  2. (by extension) Covered, overspread.
    • 2005, Chris Ramirez, 2nd find excites museum diggers," The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug,
      The Valley landscape was more awash with greenery some 11,000 years ago.
    • 2011 September 2, Phil McNulty, “Bulgaria 0-3 England”, in BBC[1]:
      Bulgaria's only attacking weapon was the wayward shooting of Martin Petrov, whereas England's attacking options were awash with movement in the shape of Rooney, Young and Walcott.