/ˈwɒʃ-dɜt/ (say 'wosh-dert)

noun Goldmining
auriferous gravel or soil rich enough to pay for washing. See paydirt (def. 2).
Also, washing stuff.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • wash — wash1 [ waʃ ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to clean something, usually with soap and water: I ve got to wash the dishes. a freshly washed shirt a ) intransitive or transitive to clean a part of your body, usually with soap and water: Wash your hands… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wash off — verb remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent he washed the dirt from his coat The nurse washed away the blood Can you wash away the spots on the windows? he managed to wash out the stains • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ˌwash (sth) ˈoff — phrasal verb if you wash dirt off, or if dirt washes off, you remove it by washing Wash all the soil off before you cook the potatoes.[/ex] Don t worry – that ll wash off easily.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • wash — [wôsh, wäsh] vt. [ME wasshen < OE wæscan, akin to Ger waschen: for prob. IE base see WATER] 1. to clean by means of water or other liquid, as by dipping, tumbling, or scrubbing, often with soap, a detergent, etc. 2. to make clean in a… …   English World dictionary

  • wash|board — «WOSH BORD, BOHRD; WSH », noun, adjective. –n. 1. a board having ridges on it, used for rubbing the dirt out of clothes. 2. a baseboard or skirting board. 3. a) a thin board extending upward from the gunwale of a boat as a guard against spray. b) …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash — 1 verb 1 WASH SOMETHING (T) to clean something using soap and water: I m just going to wash my hands. | This shirt needs washing. | wash the dishes: It s your turn to wash the dishes. 2 WASH YOURSELF (I) to clean yourself with soap and water: Amy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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