Phrasal Verbs

wash out

This page is about the phrasal verb wash out


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


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.

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

a. an electrical storm

b. some lazy students

c. a strong detergent

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