wash out

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wash +‎ out


wash out (third-person singular simple present washes out, present participle washing out, simple past and past participle washed out)

  1. To remove something by washing.
    That stain will easily wash out.
  2. (idiomatic) To wear away by the flow of water; to erode.
    The sandcastle was washed out by the tide.
  3. (idiomatic) To cancel due to bad weather.
    The continuous rain washed out the cricket match.
  4. (idiomatic) To lose traction while going around a turn, especially in cycling, motorsports and skiing/snowboarding.
    The rider washed out around that last turn and hit a tree.

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