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washing-up

noun [U] uk   /ˌwɒʃ.ɪŋˈʌp/  us   /ˌwɑːʃ-/ UK (US dishes)
A2 the act of cleaning plates, pans, glasses, knives, forks, etc. after a meal, or the objects needing to be washed: You do the washing-up and I'll do the drying. There's an enormous pile of washing-up in the sink.
Translations of “washing-up”
in Korean 설거지…
in Arabic غَسيل الأطباق…
in Portuguese lavagem de louça, louça para lavar…
in Catalan rentada, plats per a rentar…
in Japanese 皿洗い…
in Italian il lavare i piatti…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清洗餐具, 待洗的物品…
in Russian мытье посуды…
in Turkish bulaşık yıkama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清洗餐具, 待洗的物品…
in Polish zmywanie (naczyń)…
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