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wash up

phrasal verb with wash  us   /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ verb [I/T]

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]

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.
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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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