Definition - washes

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washes
  1. move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  2. admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
  3. be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
  4. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  5. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  6. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  7. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  8. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  9. a thin coat of water-base paint
  10. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  11. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  12. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  13. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
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