Meaning of awash

a•wash

Pronunciation: (u-wosh', u-wôsh'), [key]
— adj., adv.
    1. just level with or scarcely above the surface of the water, so that waves break over the top.
    2. overflowing with water, as the upper deck of a ship in a heavy sea.
  1. covered with water.
  2. washing about; tossed about by the waves.
  3. covered, filled, or crowded: streets awash with shoppers; a garden awash in brilliant colors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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