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wash up

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verb uk phrasal verb with wash   /wɒʃ/ us    /wɑːʃ/
to wash your hands, especially before a meal: Go and wash up - your dinner's ready.
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in Korean (특히 식사 전에) 손을 씻다…
in Arabic يَغْسِل يَدَيْه…
in Portuguese lavar as mãos…
in Catalan rentar-se les mans…
in Japanese 手を洗う…
in Italian lavarsi le mani…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指餐前)洗手…
in Russian мыть руки…
in Turkish yemekten önce ellerini yıkamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指餐前)洗手…
in Polish myć ręce…
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