Definition of wash up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


wash up

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 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. 2  (North American English) to wash your face and hands Go and get washed up.
  1. 1(British English) to wash dishes after a meal I didn't wash up the pans.
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wash up