do the washing-up

Definition of do the washing-up

British

  1. :  to wash the dishes She was in the kitchen doing the washing-up.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the major scale in solfège

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy


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