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English verb: wash up

1. wash up (body) wash one's face and hands

SamplesShe freshened up in the bathroom.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)freshen, freshen up, refresh, refreshen

2. wash up (motion) carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)

SamplesThe tide washed up the corpse.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

Verb groupwash up

3. wash up (contact) wash dishes

SamplesI cook and my husband washes up after dinner.

Synonymsdo the dishes

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

4. wash up (change) be carried somewhere by water or as if by water

SamplesThe body washed up on the beach.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

Verb groupwash up

5. wash up (body) wear out completely

SamplesThis kind of work exhausts me.
I'm beat.
He was all washed up after the exam.

Synonymsbeat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Narrower (hyponym)frazzle, kill, play

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