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wash up

n. Something or somebody that is washed up vb. 1 (context British intransitive English) To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal. 2 (context US intransitive English) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes. 3 (context intransitive of water English) To carry an object to land.

wash up
  1. v. wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom" [syn: lave]

  2. carry somewhere (of water or current or waves); "The tide washed up the corpse"

  3. wash dishes; "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner" [syn: do the dishes]

  4. be carried somewhere by water or as if by water; "The body washed up on the beach"

  5. wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" [syn: exhaust, beat, tucker, tucker out]

Wash up

Wash up may refer to:

  • Dishwashing, the cleaning of eating and cooking utensils
  • Wash-up period, the period immediately before Parliament is dissolved, when outstanding Parliamentary business is concluded

Usage examples of "wash up".

Sesame showed him where there were several basins of water she had collected, and Umlaut used one to wash up.

When every peddler the length and breadth of Britain's got bags full of such trumpery_grind 'em up and slip 'em in yer wine when yer woman wants cheering and you can't afford unicorn's horn on a legionary's pay_each and all culled from the mouths of any great fish luckless enough to wash up dead on the seacoast?

Put the cart back in the first barn and go wash up and spend some time on yourself 'fore dinner.

We drown peacefully and even if we do wash up somewhere there'll be no bullet holes to start people asking questions.

Three weeks that they'll have to keep this quiet, unless my body just 'happens' to wash up somewhere.

I will say that meal tasted good and it would give us a chance to wash up.