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Spanish translation of 'wash'

Word Frequency


[wɒʃ ]
1.  (act of washing)
that jacket could do with a wash a esa chaqueta no le vendría mal un lavado
to give sth a wash (gen) lavar algo
to give one’s hands/face a wash lavarse las manos/la cara
to have a wash lavarse
see also brush-up
2.  (in washing-machine) lavado m
this setting gives you a cool wash en esta posición la máquina hace un lavado en frío
3.  (laundry) colada f
I do a big wash on Mondays los lunes hago una colada grande
I had two washes on the line tenía dos coladas en el tendedero
your jeans are in the wash (being washed) tus vaqueros se están lavando; (with dirty clothes) tus vaqueros están con la ropa sucia
the colours run in the wash los colores destiñen con el lavado
▪ idiom: it'll all come out in the wash al final, todo se arreglará
4.  [of ship, plane] estela f
5.  [of paint, distemper] capa f
(Art) aguada f
transitive verb
1.  (clean)
[clothes, car] lavar
[floor] fregar
to wash the dishes fregar (los platos)lavar los platos
the rain had washed the verandah clean la lluvia había limpiado la terraza
to get washed lavarse
to wash one’s hands/hair lavarse las manos/el pelo
▪ idiom: to wash one's hands of sth lavarse las manos de algodesentenderse de algo
▪ idiom: to wash one's hands of sb despreocuparse de algn
see also linen noun
2.  (paint)
to wash the walls with distemper dar una mano de pintura (al temple) a las paredes
3.  (literary) (lap)
[sea, waves] bañar
an island washed by a blue sea una isla bañada por el mar azul
4.  (sweep, carry) arrastrar
the sea washed it ashore el mar lo arrastró hasta la playa
the house was washed downstream la casa fue arrastrada río abajo
he was washed overboard cayó del barco arrastrado por las olas
intransitive verb
(have a wash) lavarse
(wash the dishes) fregar
(do the washing) lavar (la) ropa
I’ll wash and you dry yo friego y tú secas
2.  (be washable)
will it wash? ¿se puede lavar?
man-made fabrics usually wash well los tejidos sintéticos suelen lavarse bien
▪ idiom: that excuse won't wash! (informal) ¡esa excusa no cuela! (inf)
3.  [sea, waves]
the sea washed against the cliffs el mar batía contra los acantilados
small waves gently washed over the coral reef las pequeñas olas bañaban suavemente el arrecife de coral
the oil washed ashore quite near here el petróleo fue arrastrado a la orilla bastante cerca de aquí
See wash house
phrasal verbs
See wash out

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Example Sentences Including 'wash'

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He had been washing floors and dishes in this place for twelve hours a day all week.
James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)
One in three sharers said their biggest grievances were about paying for things such as bin bags and washing up liquid.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
All the colour is washed out.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
At the edges, the description is minimal, consisting mostly of thin washes.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I'd wash cutlery 15 times before using it.
The Sun (2016)
It's a similar lesson when it comes to washing our faces.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Not washing your hair this morning now seems like a really bad idea.
The Sun (2015)
Now we go back to washing dishes.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This process is worsened by washing with soap.
The Sun (2009)
Trying to wash our clothes in the bath is a nightmare.
The Sun (2014)
We say Easy to apply and wash off, and left the skin feeling smoother.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We would make a blaze from all the driftwood that had washed ashore in the winter storms.
The Sun (2012)
Your hair tells the world more than just the last time you washed it.
The Sun (2011)
The glaring white light washed over him and past him.
Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels (1993)
The brown wash of colour is actually tea.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They will come from across the subcontinent in the belief that the river will wash away sins.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Winter skin need not be pale and washed out.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He said:'There is very little refuse collection and recycling in many areas and rubbish just ends up getting washed into the river.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Huge waves wash over the deck.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I that anyone too lazy to their pyjamas leave the house washed or teeth either.
The Sun (2010)
It just gets washed back up the beach.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Ministers cannot cross their fingers while homes are destroyed and giant waves wash the ground from beneath major rail routes.
The Sun (2014)
One of his schools was seen on news footage being washed away by the tsunami.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
One small dolphin that washed ashore on a beach near Newquay appeared to have had a large chunk taken out of it by a shark.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Politics or the washing up usually works well.
The Sun (2010)
Then rub in a little white vinegar and washing-up liquid and wash as normal.
The Sun (2007)
They get washed out to sea as sewage before returning to our beaches as detritus, injuring and killing thousands of birds and animals.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We sleep on the streets and we wash in the sea.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We thought he had been washed off the boat.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Oh, wash me, cleanse me from this guilt.
Christianity Today (2000)

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