Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wash up”

See all translations

wash up

US
verb uk phrasal verb with wash   /wɒʃ/ us    /wɑːʃ/
to wash your hands, especially before a meal: Go and wash up - your dinner's ready.
More examples
Translations of “wash up”
in Korean (특히 식사 전에) 손을 씻다…
in Arabic يَغْسِل يَدَيْه…
in Portuguese lavar as mãos…
in Catalan rentar-se les mans…
in Japanese 手を洗う…
in Italian lavarsi le mani…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指餐前)洗手…
in Russian мыть руки…
in Turkish yemekten önce ellerini yıkamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指餐前)洗手…
in Polish myć ręce…
(Definition of wash up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wash up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wash up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More