wash up (2)

American English

Meaning: If you wash up, you wash your hands.

For example:

  • wash up Your hands and face are dirty, so go to the bathroom and wash up.

  • wash up How do you get your boys to wash up before they eat?

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If you want to wash up, you can use

a. the bathroom

b. the washing machine

c. the toilet

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