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Definition 1: someone who is unsuccessful - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for washout in the sense of this definition

(washout is a kind of ...) a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

(washout is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway) - [noun denoting process]

Samples where washout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water

Synonyms for washout in the sense of this definition

(washout is a kind of ...) the washing away of soil by the flow of water

(... is a kind of washout ) the washing away of soil or other loose material by rain

Definition 3: the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where washout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road

(washout is a kind of ...) a 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)

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