Wash-over definitions

To pass unnoticed so that one is unaffected by it.

The news of the actor's death just washed over me, as I did not particularly like the man anyway.

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To affect the emotions of (a person) suddenly and overwhelmingly.

A wave of embarrasment washed over me, as I became suddenly hot, and red in the face.

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Of open water. To surge over the banks, or other retaining structure.

The river washed over the embankment at several places.

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Origin of wash-over

From wash + over