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noun wash pronunciation in American English /wɑʃ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the process of washing someone or something
    These pants need a wash.
    After a few washes the color faded.
    give something a wash: I’ll give my hair a quick wash before we go.
    1. a.

      the wash

      clothes that will be washed or have just been washed
      do the wash: I’ll have to do the wash tomorrow.
      in the wash: Did you put the blanket in the wash?
  2. 2
    [singular] the flowing movement of water in the ocean
    the wash of a passing boat
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  3. 3
    [countable] a thin layer of something such as color or light
    The last wash of sunlight shone through the clouds.



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