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Phrasal Verbs

wash up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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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