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Definition of 'wash away'

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It had been washed away by rain the next morning. 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)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 temporary artwork was designed to be washed away by rain, but some locals were still outraged. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Forecasters said the snow would be washed away quickly by rain - but that prospect sparked flood warnings. The Sun (2010)This is due to exposure to sunlight, caused when rain washes away the soil from around the plants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In reality it was an expensive disaster and the all-weather gallop was virtually washed away in a rain storm. The Sun (2010)It would have been brushed off by street cleaners, kicked away by pedestrians or simply washed away in the rain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is barely four years since Qatar's big moment was washed away in torrential rain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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