Synonyms of washout


1. washout, groove, channel

usage: the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water; "it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"

2. washout, wash, soil erosion

usage: the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"

3. flop, dud, washout, failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person

usage: someone who is unsuccessful

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Definition and meaning of washout (Dictionary)