wash up

wash up
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosh, wawsh uhp]
    • /wɒʃ, wɔʃ ʌp/
    • /wɒʃ ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh, wawsh uhp]
    • /wɒʃ, wɔʃ ʌp/

Definitions of wash up words

  • noun wash up the act or process of washing with water or other liquid: to give the car a wash. 1
  • noun wash up a quantity of clothes, linens, etc., washed, or to be washed, at one time: a heavy wash. 1
  • noun wash up a liquid with which something is washed, wetted, colored, overspread, etc.: She gave the room a wash of pale blue. 1
  • noun wash up the flow, sweep, dash, or breaking of water: The wash of the waves had drenched us. 1
  • noun wash up the sound made by this: listening to the wash of the Atlantic. 1
  • noun wash up water moving along in waves or with a rushing movement: the wash of the incoming tide. 1

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Origin of wash up

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70; noun use of verb phrase wash up

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Parts of speech for Wash up


wash up popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wash up

verb wash up

  • ante up — If you ante up an amount of money, you pay your share, sometimes unwillingly.
  • avail oneself of — to make use of to one's advantage
  • bankrupted — Law. a person who upon his or her own petition or that of his or her creditors is adjudged insolvent by a court and whose property is administered for and divided among his or her creditors under a bankruptcy law.
  • clean up — If you clean up a mess or clean up a place where there is a mess, you make things tidy and free of dirt again.
  • consume — If you consume something, you eat or drink it.

noun wash up

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