Synonyms of 'wash'
He got a job washing dishes in a pizza parlour.
The colours will fade a little each time you wash the shirt.
It took a long time to wash the mud out of his hair.
There was a sour smell about him, as if he had not washed for days.
The sea washed against the shore.
The force of the water washed him back into the cave.
He carried the plate through to the dining room.
Suddenly, she was swept along by the crowd.
I'll take these papers home and read them.
She moved the sheaf of papers into position.
Water conducts heat faster than air.
There's no petrol so it's difficult to transport goods.
They borrowed our boats to convey themselves across the river.
A wave of despair washed over him.
These stories surprised and moved me.
I don't know what to say! I'm quite overcome.
It has touched me deeply to see how these people live.
She warned me not to say anything to upset him.
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.
He didn't seem to be perturbed by the news.
tug at someone's heartstrings often facetious)
8 be plausible
All those excuses simply won't wash with me.
That coat could do with a good wash.
She had a wash and changed her clothes.
The wash from a passing ship overturned their dinghy.
The steady wash of waves on the shore calmed me.
He painted a wash of colour over the entire surface.
The front door needs a new coat of paint.
The sea is coated with a film of sewage.
Sawdust was used as a hygienic floor covering.
A fresh layer of snow covered the street.
We put on the second coating of lacquer.
Silver overlay is bonded to the entire surface.
phrasal verbs:wash something away
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If you bath someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath.
Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.
When you have or take a bath, or when you are in the bath, you sit or lie in a bath filled with water in order to wash your body.
Have a bath every morning.
Thesaurus for wash from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you wash something, you clean it using water and usually a substance such as soap or detergent .