Definition of Wash up

1. Verb. Wash one's face and hands. "She freshened up in the bathroom"

Exact synonyms: Lave
Generic synonyms: Freshen, Freshen Up, Refresh, Refreshen
Derivative terms: Lavation, Washup

2. Verb. Carry somewhere (of water or current or waves). "The tide washed up the corpse"
Generic synonyms: Carry, Channel, Conduct, Convey, Impart, Transmit

3. Verb. Wash dishes. "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"
Exact synonyms: Do The Dishes
Generic synonyms: Clean, Make Clean
Derivative terms: Washup

4. Verb. Be carried somewhere by water or as if by water. "The body washed up on the beach"
Generic synonyms: Appear

5. Verb. Wear out completely. "The performance is likely to wash up Sue"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Exhaust, Tucker, Tucker Out
Generic synonyms: Fag, Fag Out, Fatigue, Jade, Outwear, Tire, Tire Out, Wear, Wear Down, Wear Out, Wear Upon, Weary
Specialized synonyms: Frazzle, Play, Kill
Derivative terms: Exhaustion

Definition of Wash up

1. Verb. (British) (intransitive) To clean the utensils, dishes etc. used in preparing and eating a meal. ¹

2. Verb. (American English) (intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive of water) To carry an object to land. ¹

4. Verb. Something or somebody that has once had it's peak of greatness far too long ago, and is now still being over used, over played, and is still pushed through the media, even though it's gotten extremely old, bland, worn out, and is just sad to still see around ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wash Up

wash baskets
wash bin
wash bins
wash down
wash drawing
wash leather
wash off
wash one's hands
wash one's hands of
wash out
wash over
wash room
wash rooms
wash tub
wash tubs
wash up (current term)
wash with
wash your mouth out

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