washup

noun wash·up \ ˈwȯsh-ˌəp , ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washup

:the act or process of washing clean

First Known Use of washup

1884


wash up

verb

Definition of wash up

intransitive verb
1 :to be deposited by or as if by a swell of waves
  • seaweed washed up on the shore
2 :to wash one's face and hands
3 British :to wash the dishes after a meal
transitive verb
1 :to get rid of by washing
  • wash up the spilled milk

First Known Use of wash up

1664


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