wash up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “wash up” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of wash up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wash up" in American English

See all translations

wash up

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

to clean your hands, 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 lake left it there: Spilled oil has washed up on beaches behind the wreck.
(Definition of wash up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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…
What is the pronunciation of wash up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“wash up” in American English

    That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
    That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
    by ,
    May 18, 2016
    by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

    Read More 

    Word of the Day

    parasol

    a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

    Word of the Day

    convo noun
    convo noun
    May 23, 2016
    informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

    Read More