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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WASH

When you come out, we'll settle who's to cook and who to wash dishes.

Then it's settled that you do the cooking and I wash the dishes?

He has the sense to wash his face first, for he knows he will have to come.

Mary, I'll wash the breakfast dishes, as my mother used to do!

You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'alf a jiff!

Cover them with water, and wash them clean with a birch broom.

Wash the meat in cold water, and then wipe it dry, and rub it with salt.

Wash it well in warm water, and trim it nicely, taking off all the fat.

Wash the meat, wipe it dry, spit it, and cover the fat with paper.

Cut them up, wash the pieces, and season them with pepper and salt.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wascan, wæscan, from Proto-Germanic *watskanan (cf. Old Norse vaska, Middle Dutch wasscen, Dutch wassen, German waschen), from stem *wat-, the source of water. Related: Washed; washing. Used mainly of clothes in Old English (the principal verb for washing the body, dishes, etc. being þwean). Washed-out "faded" is from 1837. Washed up is 1923 theater slang, from notion of washing up at the end of a job.

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