washup

noun wash·up \ ˈwȯsh-ˌəp , ˈwäsh- \
Updated on: 9 Feb 2018

Definition of washup

: the act or process of washing clean

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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

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First Known Use of wash up

1664


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