wash up (1)
Meaning: If you wash up, you wash dirty dishes and cooking utensils.Synonym: do the dishes
- wash up I'll cook the dinner if you wash up.
- wash up sth Do you want me to wash up all these dishes next to the sink?
- wash sth up Leave the dishes. I'll wash them up in the morning.
wash up (1): dishes, plates, cups, pots, pans, cutlery
Note: The phrase "do the washing-up" is often used to descibe the act of washing up, especially if the particular objects being washed are not mentioned.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.