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wash up

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phrasal verb with wash uk   /wɒʃ/  us   /wɑːʃ/ verb
to ​washyourhands, ​especially before a ​meal: Go ​wash up - ​your dinner's ​ready.

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wash up

phrasal verb with wash  us   /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ verb [I/T]
  • (CLEAN HANDS)

to ​cleanyourhands, esp. before a ​meal: She told the ​children to wash up for ​dinner.

wash up

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

to ​appear on ​land because the ​ocean or a ​river or ​lakeleft it there: Spilled ​oil has washed up on ​beaches behind the ​wreck.
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Translations of “wash up”
in Arabic يَغْسِل يَدَيْه…
in Korean (특히 식사 전에) 손을 씻다…
in Portuguese lavar as mãos…
in Catalan rentar-se les mans…
in Japanese 手を洗う…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指餐前)洗手…
in Turkish yemekten önce ellerini yıkamak…
in Russian мыть руки…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指餐前)洗手…
in Italian lavarsi le mani…
in Polish myć ręce…
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