awash

awash

[uh-wosh, uh-wawsh]
adjective, adverb
1.
Nautical.
a.
just level with or scarcely above the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top.
b.
overflowing 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.

Origin:
1825–35; a-1 + wash

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Awash

[ah-wahsh]
noun
a river in E Ethiopia, flowing NE through the Great Rift Valley to near the Djibouti border. 500 miles (805 km) long.
Also, Hawash.
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awash (əˈwɒʃ)
 
adv, —adj
1.  at a level even with the surface of the sea
2.  washed over by the waves

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awash
1833, from a- (1) "on" + wash (q.v.).
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