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English definition of “wash up”

wash up

(APPEAR NEAR WATER) phrasal verb with wash    /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ verb [I/T]
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.
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