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An act of washing, especially washing oneself or dishes.
- ‘Others should zoom up the escalators to the toilets on the mezzanine level for a less-satisfactory wash-up at the basins.’
- ‘Include your hair and fingernails in the wash-up.’
- ‘It was alleged that some business people and farmers were charging 6 pence for a glass of water, 1 shilling for a wash-up at a farmyard pump and 6 pounds a night for a room in a cottage near Athy.’
- ‘After a wash-up and a change of clothes, I went outside, and I found Angelina waiting downstairs.’
- ‘It's always easier, someone said, to do the wash-up in someone else's house.’
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