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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WASH UP

Oh, and Martha—I'd have Martha, to cook and wash up and do things.

You shall have something in a few minutes, so wash up, and I'll get it for you.

"Now then, I expect you'll want to wash up," went on the hunter's wife.

Mary (taking the tray to the table and starting to get ready to wash up the cups).

See, the workmen are knocking off and are going to the river to wash up.

He had planned to stop at a hotel, to wash up, and to gallop to Claire.

"There is a spring behind the house where we wash up," he said.

After dinner he went into the scullery to help Annie to wash up.

“You can wash up and tidy up, Porter,” he said to his friend.

She was pushed into a kitchen and bidden to wash up some cups and saucers.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English wæsc "act of washing" (see wash (v.)). Meaning "clothes set aside to be washed" is attested from 1789; meaning "thin coat of paint" is recorded from 1690s; sense of "land alternately covered and exposed by the sea" is recorded from mid-15c.

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