Definitions of washout:
  • noun:   the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
    Example: "From the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
  • noun:   the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
    Example: "It was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"
  • noun:   someone who is unsuccessful

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