awash

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈwɒʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈwɑʃ, əˈwɔʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə wosh, ə wôsh)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•wash /əˈwɑʃ, əˈwɔʃ/USA pronunciation   adj., adv. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termslevel with and washed by the waves:The deck of the boat was awash.
  2. covered with water:The streets were awash with the floodwaters.
  3. covered;
    filled:a garden awash in colors.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•wash  (ə wosh, ə wôsh),USA pronunciation adj., adv. 
  1. [Naut.]
    • Naval Termsjust level with or scarcely above the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top.
    • Naval Termsoverflowing with water, as the upper deck of a ship in a heavy sea.
  2. covered with water.
  3. washing about;
    tossed about by the waves.
  4. covered, filled, or crowded:streets awash with shoppers; a garden awash in brilliant colors.
  • a-1 + wash 1825–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
awash /əˈwɒʃ/ adv , adj (postpositive)
  1. at a level even with the surface of the sea
  2. washed over by the waves
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