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wash up

verb

Definition of wash up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be deposited by or as if by a swell of waves <seaweed washed up on the shore>

  3. 2 :  to wash one's face and hands

  4. 3 British :  to wash the dishes after a meal

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to get rid of by washing <wash up the spilled milk>

  7. 2 :  exhaust, finish



1664

First Known Use of wash up

1664


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