washup

noun
wash·​up | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌəp, ˈwäsh-\

Definition of washup 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the act or process of washing clean

wash up

verb

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

Or put a few drops of an essential oil into water, soak a washcloth in it and wash up. Beth Wood, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Serenity now: Find the calm in caregiving," 27 Apr. 2018 The plastics that don’t break down, however, tend to swirl in large ocean garbage patches, and eventually wash up on beaches. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Critics of Starbucks’ Straw Ban Are Missing the Point," 12 July 2018 Burgess veers chaotically from being sympathetically washed up at 30 to a fragile and spiteful viper. Jim Rutter, Philly.com, "'Mrs. Harrison' at the Azuka Theatre: Power and promise, here, now, everywhere," 9 May 2018 All are being swept across the Pacific from as far away as Indonesia, China and Peru to wash up on the islands. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "The Galapagos Islands are fighting a new invasive species: the world's trash | Miami Herald," 18 Apr. 2018 With as many as six first-team players exiled from the team in recent weeks, squad options have been left thin, resorting to washed up stars like Stephen Ireland. SI.com, "What Happened Stokealona? Examining Where it All Went Wrong for a Once Promising Stoke City Side," 8 May 2018 Some 70 years later, however, the lethal explosives keep washing up on Europe's beaches or are being pulled into fishing boats. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Unexploded WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in Berlin," 20 Apr. 2018 Only a few pieces of wreckage washed up in Africa, and no bodies were recovered. Time, "Why Planes Could Still Vanish Into Thin Air Like MH370," 7 Feb. 2018 In 1942, the Navy warned civilians along the Washington and Oregon coasts not to tamper with metal objects washed up on beaches, according to a Seattle Times article from April 1942. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Navy says mystery mine found off Bainbridge Island was from 2005 exercise," 31 Aug. 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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