HyperDic: washout

English > 3 senses of the word washout:
NOUNshapewashoutthe channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
processwashout, washthe erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
person washout, flop, dudsomeone who is unsuccessful
washout > pronunciation
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English > washout: 3 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningThe channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water.
Example"it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"
Broadergroove, channelA long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
English > washout: 3 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway).
Example"from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
Synonymwash
Narrowerrain-washThe washing away of soil or other loose material by rain
Broadersoil erosionThe washing away of soil by the flow of water
Spanishderrubio, lavado
Verbswash outwear or destroy by the force of water
English > washout: 3 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who is unsuccessful.
Synonymsflop, dud
Broaderfailure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful personA person with a record of failing
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdesastre, inútil
Catalandesastre, inútil

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