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wash out

Meaning: If an event is washed out, it's stopped because of rain.

Synonym: rain out

For example:

  • be washed out The final session of play in today's cricket match was washed out.

  • be washed out This year's company picnic was washed out by a sudden rain storm.

Note: almost always used in a passive form, such as "the game was washed out"

Quick Quiz:

Our school's sports day was washed out by
  1. an electrical storm
  2. some lazy students
  3. a strong detergent

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