"washouts" in the noun sense
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
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
someone who is unsuccessful
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