Wash

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Wash

Gains equal losses.

Wash

A situation in which the profit on one activity or investment equals the loss on another. When an investment is a wash, it is said to break even.
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Their warm- up match against Guyana was completely washed out and although they claimed a two-wicket victory over West Indies in last Sunday's openingmatch, which was reduced to 30 overs a side, they have been unable to complete either of the back-to-back internationals scheduled for Trinidad this weekend.
Elsewhere in Division One, the third day of Leicestershire's meeting with Essex was completely washed out.
Beats per minute, revving beyond 150, had pulverized the homespun piano breaks of classic anthem house, and looped robotic shout-outs and bite-size interjections had replaced its soul-drenched diva vocals; generic sampled world-beat rhythms had submerged the distinctive Afro-American groove; and the bounce and kink of sexuality had been washed out by synth waves ricocheting off the walls.