Synonyms for washing

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If there is any washing necessary, he is content to do it after the meal.

They want to get into the garage; they insist on washing the car.

It was washing all the color out of the picture, and leaving it a dirty gray.

I will do the washing this time, mother, for it is the greatest of delights to me.

When I went there, the place was full of people who would have been much better for a washing.

He turned with a resolute air to Kitty who was washing the tea-dishes.

Thomas spent one whole summer washing every likely spot around here.

The boy treated me like his own grandmother, and did not shrink from washing me when I was dirty.

Stay at home to-day, Moggs, can't you, while I do the washing?

This is the most rapid method of washing dirt, but also the most dangerous.

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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