Definition - washes

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washes
  1. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  2. 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"
  3. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  4. clean with some chemical process
  5. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
  6. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  7. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  8. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  9. move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  10. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  11. admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in tra