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Synonyms for wash up

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  1. wash up, lave(verb)

    wash one's face and hands

    "She freshened up in the bathroom"

    tucker, tucker out, exhaust, wash, do the dishes, lap, lave, beat

  2. wash up(verb)

    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)

    "The tide washed up the corpse"

    do the dishes, tucker, lave, tucker out, exhaust, beat

  3. wash up, do the dishes(verb)

    wash dishes

    "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"

    do the dishes, tucker, lave, tucker out, exhaust, beat

  4. wash up(verb)

    be carried somewhere by water or as if by water

    "The body washed up on the beach"

    do the dishes, tucker, lave, tucker out, exhaust, beat

  5. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out(verb)

    wear out completely

    "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"

    baffle, exhaust, get, eat up, stick, crush, vanquish, play out, expel, eat, mystify, flummox, release, beat, tire, outwit, circumvent, tick, nonplus, trounce, lave, ticktack, outfox, use up, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, perplex, beat out, gravel, thump, do the dishes, run through, amaze, thrum, ticktock, puzzle, quiver, wipe out, pound, work over, pulsate, bewilder, overreach, discharge, run down, tucker, vex, stupefy, sap, eject, consume, outsmart, deplete, pose, scramble, shell


  1. wash up(verb)

    do the dishes, do the washing-up

  2. wash up(verb)

    To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal.

    Dinner has just finished, so go and wash up.

    do the washing-up, do the dishes

  3. wash up(verb)

    To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.

    Dinner is almost ready, so go and wash up.

    do the washing-up, do the dishes

  4. wash up(verb)

    To carry an object to land.

    The whale was washed up on the beach.

    do the dishes, do the washing-up

  5. wash up(verb)

    Something or somebody that has once had it's peak of greatness far too long ago, and is now still being over used, over played, and is still pushed through the media, even though it's gotten extremely old, bland, worn out, and is just sad to still see around

    do the dishes, do the washing-up

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How to use wash up in a sentence?

  1. Chris Weston:

    It seems logical that they would want to see the wash up from this week's Federal Reserve meeting and hold the ability to be reactionary, if we see anything from Mr. Kuroda and the BOJ today, it will be setting the scene for additional measures if they so need.

  2. Chris Havel:

    That kind of habitat attracts living animals even if it’s floating out in the ocean, we should not be surprised to continue to see debris from Japan wash up on the shores.

  3. Geoffrey Thomas from AirlineRatings.com:

    It was a matter of waiting for something to wash up.

  4. Greg Pauly:

    I never would have thought that a sea snake would wash up that far up north.

  5. Mohammed Misrati:

    The corpses wash up on shore and our volunteers are having to move the bodies and manage the remains of the dead.

Translations for wash up

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  • umýt ruceCzech
  • aufspülen, Hände waschen, waschenGerman
  • peseytyä, huuhtoutuaFinnish
  • se laver les mains, laverFrench
  • kezet mos, partra mos, partra vet, megosakszik, kimos, mosakszik, bemosakszikHungarian
  • spiaggiareItalian
  • 手を洗う, 洗面Japanese
  • измива, миеMacedonian
  • zich opfrissen, zich wassenDutch
  • умы́ться, [[быть]] [[вынести, [[мыть]] [[рука, [[быть]] [[прибить, умыва́ться, [[помы́ть]] [[рукаRussian
  • ansiktet, spola upp, händernaSwedish

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