What does wash up mean?

Definitions for wash up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wash up.

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"


  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 for wash up »

  1. upwash, whaups


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wash up in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wash up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Geoffrey Thomas from AirlineRatings.com:

    It was a matter of waiting for something to wash up.

  2. Greg Pauly:

    I never would have thought that a sea snake would wash up that far up north.

  3. Mohammed Misrati:

    The corpses wash up on shore and our volunteers are having to move the bodies and manage the remains of the dead.

  4. Robin Robertson:

    It's about the right time for something. It depends on where it went in, but it's about the right time for debris to wash up.

  5. Chris Havel:

    That kind of habitat attracts living animals even if it’s floating out in the ocean, we should not be surprised to continue to see debris from Japan wash up on the shores.

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Translations for wash up

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • umýt ruceCzech
  • aufspülen, Hände waschen, waschenGerman
  • peseytyä, huuhtoutuaFinnish
  • se laver les mains, laverFrench
  • kezet mos, partra mos, partra vet, megosakszik, kimos, mosakszik, bemosakszikHungarian
  • spiaggiareItalian
  • 手を洗う, 洗面Japanese
  • измива, миеMacedonian
  • zich opfrissen, zich wassenDutch
  • умы́ться, [[быть]] [[вынести, [[мыть]] [[рука, [[быть]] [[прибить, умыва́ться, [[помы́ть]] [[рукаRussian
  • ansiktet, spola upp, händernaSwedish

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