wash over

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To pass unnoticed so that one is unaffected by it.
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The news of the actor's death just washed over me, as I did not particularly like the man anyway.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'wash over':

wash overSaid of the way an emotion affects one suddenly.
wash overOf open water. To surge over the banks, or other retaining structure.
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