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do the dishes

This page is about the collocation do the dishes

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to wash plates, cups, pots, pans, knives, forks, etc. used to cook and eat a meal

For example

  • Whose turn is it to do the dishes tonight?

  • Doing the dishes at night is better than doing them first thing in the morning.

Note:
Also "do the washing-up" (British English)

Quick Quiz

Most people do the dishes in

a. a sink

b. an oven

c. a cupboard

Contributor: Matt Errey