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Spanish translation of 'wash away'

wash away

transitive verb + adverb
1. 
[bridge, house, vehicle] llevarse por delantearrastrar
[dirt] quitar (lavando)
[taste] quitar
several cars were washed away in the flood durante la inundación las aguas se llevaron varios coches por delantedurante la inundación varios coches fueron arrastrados por las aguas
2.  (figurative)
Christ who washes away the sins of the world Cristo que quita los pecados del mundo
intransitive verb + adverb
terraces prevent the soil from washing away los bancales evitan que el agua se lleve la tierra
See also wash

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Example Sentences Including 'wash away'

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Narrow terraces have to be carved out of hillsides so steep that particularly heavy monsoon rains sometimes wash away entire strips of farmland.
Jonathan Gregson BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)
This is due to exposure to sunlight, caused when rain washes away the soil from around the plants.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This temporary artwork was designed to be washed away by rain, but some locals were still outraged.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
In reality it was an expensive disaster and the all-weather gallop was virtually washed away in a rain storm.
The Sun (2010)
It is barely four years since Qatar's big moment was washed away in torrential rain.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Forecasters said the snow would be washed away quickly by rain - but that prospect sparked flood warnings.
The Sun (2010)
It had been washed away by rain the next morning.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It would have been brushed off by street cleaners, kicked away by pedestrians or simply washed away in the rain.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Then unexpected rains washed away the grit and a cold snap froze the roads into sheets of ice.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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