washup

noun
wash·​up | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌəp How to pronounce washup (audio) , ˈwäsh-\

Definition of washup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or process of washing clean

wash up

verb
washed up; washing up; washes up

Definition of wash up (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of washup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The old washup area became a walk-in pantry A half-wall divides the kitchen from the family room. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Mission Accomplished," 5 July 2012

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Instead, wash up with something like Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance-Free Body Wash, which is formulated specifically for irritated skin. Beth Shapouri, Glamour, "10 Things You Should Never Do After a Bikini Wax," 18 Apr. 2019 That near-mythical place where idealists, romantics, and wanderers wash up, drifting in and dropping out, a sense of it glimpsed in Palermo, Antananarivo, Brazzaville. Horatio Clare, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Go to Belize Now," 21 Dec. 2018 The algae turns the water toxic for marine life, and in recent weeks beachgoers have discovered turtles, large fish, and even manatees washed up dead. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Red tide along Florida's Gulf Coast leads Gov. Scott to declare state of emergency," 15 Aug. 2018 Plastic drink bottles are the third most common type of item found washed up on shorelines—behind cigarette butts and food wrappers—according to the Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Plastic Water Bottles, Which Enabled a Drinks Boom, Now Threaten a Crisis," 12 Dec. 2018 Did a piece of a rocket wash up on a Carolina island? Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Turbulent pricing era ahead, SLS concerns, SpaceX plays catch," 12 Oct. 2018 An enormous 14-foot long squid has washed up on the shores of Wellington, New Zealand, prompting images of the colossal cephalopod to go viral. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Monster squid goes viral after it washed up in New Zealand," 27 Aug. 2018 As a result, 267 tons of marine life, including fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and very large sharks, have washed up on Florida’s beaches. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Nearly 1,000 killed by floods in India," 18 Aug. 2018 The reactions to the Tiger-Phil $10 million match can generally be split into two categories: about 80% expressed excitement, while the other 20% were people talking about how irrelevant this match is and how washed up both Tiger and Phil are. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "FORE Questions: Breaking Down the New PGA Tour Schedule," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of washup

Noun

1884, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1664, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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