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Pronunciation: / wɑʃɪŋˈəp /


  • (British English) to do the washing-up
    lavar los platos
    Example sentences
    • And the fact that you eat them out of the tin means less washing-up than your average pie.
    • The other advantage is that there is very little washing-up as it is served from the pan it was cooked in.
    • They had been through this situation before; if the draining board is full, Kimberley dries what she can while Beck finishes off the washing-up.

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