Definitions for wash up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash up, lave(verb)

    wash one's face and hands

    "She freshened up in the bathroom"

  2. wash up(verb)

    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)

    "The tide washed up the corpse"

  3. wash up, do the dishes(verb)

    wash dishes

    "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"

  4. wash up(verb)

    be carried somewhere by water or as if by water

    "The body washed up on the beach"

  5. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out(verb)

    wear out completely

    "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wash up(verb)ɒʃ, wɔʃ

    (of an object) to be pushed by water onto land

    shells that wash up on the beach

  2. wash upɒʃ, wɔʃ

    to wash your hands and sometimes your face

    The kids were washing up before dinner.

  3. wash upɒʃ, wɔʃ

    to clean dishes by hand

    ***I'll wash up. You dry.


  1. wash up(Verb)

    To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal.

  2. wash up(Verb)

    To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.

  3. wash up(Verb)

    To carry an object to land.

  4. wash up(Verb)

    Something or somebody that has once had it's peak of greatness far too long ago, and is now still being over used, over played, and is still pushed through the media, even though it's gotten extremely old, bland, worn out, and is just sad to still see around

Anagrams of wash up

  1. upwash, whaups

Translations for wash up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wash up

to wash dishes etc after a meal

I'll help you wash up; We've washed the plates up.

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