(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. clean, cleanse, deterge, bathe, lave; wet, soak, rinse, drench; purify; irrigate, inundate, flood; scrub, swab, launder; paint, tint, color; sweep; lap, lick; brim over, overflow. See cleanness, painting, water.
- washed up
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Laundry]
Syn. wet wash, washing, linen, family wash, soiled clothing, clean clothes, washed clothing, rough-dry wash, flat pieces, finished laundry.
2. [The movement of water]
Syn. swishing, lapping, splash, roll, swirl, rush, surging, eddy, wave, undulation, surge, heave, flow, murmur, gush, spurt.
3. [*A stream bed that is usually dry]
Syn. arroyo, gulch, canyon, gorge, ravine, valley, gap.
4. [A prepared liquid]
Syn. rinse, swab, coating; see liquid .
1. [To bathe]
Syn. clean, cleanse, lave, shine, immerse, douse, soak, shower, take a bath, take a shower, soap, rub the dirt off, scour, scrub, rinse, wipe, sponge, dip, freshen up*, wash up*, clean up*, brush up*.
2. [To launder]
Syn. clean, starch, scrub, put in a washing machine, boil, soap, take the grit out of, send to the laundry, scour, rinse out, soak, sozzle, drench.
Ant. dirty*, stain, smirch.
3. [To brush with a liquid]
Syn. swab, paint, whitewash, color, coat, dye, tint, stain, tinge, touch up, retouch, daub.
4. [To erode]
Syn. eat away, carry off, decrease, wear, wear down, remove, deteriorate.
5. [To border upon]
Syn. flow along, touch, lave, reach, flood, hit, run along the edge of.
6. [*To be convincing]
Syn. be plausible, be reasonable, be acceptable, stand up, endure examination; see also convince .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. cleaning rinse, scrubbing, bath, soak, washing, shower, shampoo, laundering, ablution.
2. surge rush, sweep, wave, gush, flow, swell, roll.
1. clean rinse, scrub, bathe, soak, shower, shampoo, launder, hose down, freshen up.
2. wet drench, moisten, rinse, soak, flood.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make moist: bathe, dampen, moisten, wet. See DRY. 2. To flow against or along: bathe, lap, lave, lip. See DRY. 3. To flow or move with a low slapping sound: bubble, burble, gurgle, lap, splash, swash. See MOVE, SOUNDS. 4. To move along with or be carried away by the action of water: drift, float. See MOVE. 5. Informal. To prove valid under scrutiny: hold (up), prove out, stand up. Idioms: hold water, pass muster, ring true. See TRUE.

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