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English definition of “wash (sth) up”

wash (sth) up

phrasal verb with wash     /wɒʃ/ US  /wɑːʃ/ verb
A2 to clean the plates, pans, and other things that you have used for cooking and eating: He washed up his mug and put it back on the shelf.Cleaning and tidying places and things
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