[+clothes, car, pan] laver
→ She washes and irons his clothes.
→ the clatter of pans being washed and put away
→ Wash brushes in warm water with detergent.
to wash one's hands se laver les mains
→ I went to the bathroom to wash my hands.
to wash one's hair se laver les cheveux
to wash the dishes laver la vaisselle
to wash sth out of sth laver qch de qch
→ It took a long time to wash the mud out of his hair.
He was washed overboard. Il a été emporté par dessus bord.
The force of the water washed him back into the cave. La force de l'eau le rejeta dans la grotte.
to be washed ashore être rejeté (e) sur le rivage
to wash one's hands of sth se laver les mains de qch
→ He seems to have washed his hands of the whole affair.
(=wash oneself) se laver
→ The children were encouraged to wash and dress without assistance.
Every morning I get up, wash and get dressed. Tous les matins je me lève, je me lave et je m'habille.
to wash over sth/sb déferler sur qn/qch
→ A huge wave washed over us.
to wash against sth déferler contre qch
→ The sea washed against the shore.
(=cleaning) lavage m
→ It'll look better after a good wash.
→ The colour lasts for about six washes.
to give sth a wash laver qch
→ I'll give your shirt a wash.
He gave the car a wash. Il a lavé la voiture.
to have a wash se laver
→ She had a wash and changed her clothes.
I had a wash. Je me suis lavé.
to need a wash
[person] avoir besoin de se laver
You need a good wash! Tu aurais vraiment besoin de te laver!
[thing] avoir besoin d'être lavé (e)
Her hair needs a wash. Ses cheveux ont besoin d'un shampoing., Ses cheveux ont besoin d'être lavés.
(=washing programme) lavage m
That shirt needs a cool wash. Cette chemise doit être lavée à basse température.
the quick wash le lavage rapide
→ I usually just put everything on a 40 degree wash.
in the wash au lavage
→ Jeans often fade in the wash.
The colour ran in the wash. Cela a déteint au lavage.
to be in the wash être au sale
→ All his socks were in the wash.
it will all come out in the wash la lumière sera faite
→ I've no idea what really happened, but I suppose it will all come out in the wash.
→ it will all come out in the wash in the end.
[+ship] sillage m → the wash of a passing boat
n station f de lavage (de voitures)
frequent wash shampoo
n shampooing m à usage fréquent
hand wash , hand-wash
vt laver à la main
[river, rain] emporter
→ The dam collapsed, washing away twenty-five villages.
→ Flood waters washed away one of the main bridges.
[+walls, floors] laver
→ The prisoner washed down the walls of his cell.
washed down with sth
(=accompanied by) arrosé (e) de qch
→ We had smoked salmon, washed down with claret.
→ It'll probably wash off in the rain.
vt sep laver
→ He went inside and washed off the blood.
→ Rub down the door and wash off the dust.
→ The colour washes out after about six weeks.
[stain] partir au lavage
→ Don't worry; it'll wash out.
[+bowl, tank] nettoyer
→ It was my job to wash out the fish tank.
[+stain, mud] laver
(=do dishes) faire la vaisselle
→ Whose turn is it to wash up?
(=wash oneself) (US) se débarbouiller
→ He headed to the bathroom to wash up.
→ I'll just wash up these plates.
to be washed up on the beach être rejeté (e) sur la plage
→ Crabs are washed up on the beaches during every storm.
abbr (US) ( Washington)
wash-out , washout
* foirage m *
→ The party was a complete wash-out.
wash-rag , washrag (US)
n gant m de toilette
n (on windscreen)
lave-glace m inv