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

      the wash

      clothes that are being washed, or the process of washing clothes
      in the wash: Did you put the duvet in the wash?
  2. 2
    [singular] the flowing movement of water in the sea
    the wash of a passing boat
  3. 4
    [countable] a thin layer of something such as colour or light
    The last wash of sunlight shone through the clouds.

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