awash awash  /ə ˈwɑʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) covered with water

Usage(s):

  1. The region is awash in cheap diet aids manufactured in largely unregulated Chinese factories.
  2. After the ceremony, formerly impecunious researchers will find themselves awash in funding, showered with speaking gigs and offered their pick of jobs.
  3. It was awash in $17 billion in debt, was enmeshed in an SEC scandal and had recorded five consecutive quarters of losses.

News

  1. How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry

    The world is awash in data. CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Bank of England's Fisher - must push lenders to pass on lower costs

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymaker Paul Fisher said on Wednesday that the bank's funding for lending scheme (FLS) was having an effect on the economy but that it must keep pressing lenders to pass on their lower funding costs. "Individual banks are now awash with liquidity ... and there is no constraint on lending," said Fisher, a member of the British central bank's rate-setting ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. White Bear Lake to make attempt at world's largest sundae

    Downtown White Bear Lake should be awash in ice cream June 20, as 575 volunteers scramble to assemble the world's longest sundae.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

Quotes

  1. In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Richardson called for a national water policy and observed that "Wisconsin is awash in water," which many in the lakes region interpreted as a threat to grab their treasure.
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Any claims that Queensland is awash with GST funds have been silenced today," Ms Bligh said.
    on Jul 1, 2006 By: Anna Bligh Source: Ninemsn

  3. "Washington is awash with corporate money, with lobbyists who pass it out, with politicians who ask for it," said Edwards, who, along with Obama, refuses federal lobbyist donations.
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: Chicago Tribune

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