- 1 (British English) (also do the dishes North American English, British English) to wash plates, glasses, etc. after a meal related noun washing-up
- 2 (North American English) to wash your face and hands Go and get washed up.
- 1(British English) to wash dishes after a meal I didn't wash up the pans.
- 2(of water) to carry something onto land The body was found washed up on a beach. Cargo from the wrecked ship was washed up on the shore.