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English definition of “wash up”

wash up

verb [I/T] phrasal verb with wash  /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ us  

(APPEAR NEAR WATER)

to appear on land because the ocean or a river or lake left it there: Spilled oil has washed up on beaches behind the wreck.
(Definition of wash up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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