Bodies are often caught in fishing nets or wash up on the shores.
"It's out there and we will see it continue to wash up on our beaches," he says.
Just wash up after events that involve a lot of hand contact, such as sports games or business meetings.
How'd your mother use to wash up the cups an' things to make 'em look decent?
Oh, and Martha—I'd have Martha, to cook and wash up and do things.
Then we wash up; my partner sharing with me his soap and towel.
"Now then, I expect you'll want to wash up," went on the hunter's wife.
To wash up in August became for Noel a process which taxed her strength and enthusiasm.
Mary (taking the tray to the table and starting to get ready to wash up the cups).
Miss Plumtree was banished perpetuit to the pantry, to wash up at full speed over a sink.
Old English wascan, wæscan, from Proto-Germanic *watskanan (cf. Old Norse vaska, Middle Dutch wasscen, Dutch wassen, German waschen), from stem *wat-, the source of water. Related: Washed; washing. Used mainly of clothes in Old English (the principal verb for washing the body, dishes, etc. being þwean). Washed-out "faded" is from 1837. Washed up is 1923 theater slang, from notion of washing up at the end of a job.
late Old English wæsc "act of washing" (see wash (v.)). Meaning "clothes set aside to be washed" is attested from 1789; meaning "thin coat of paint" is recorded from 1690s; sense of "land alternately covered and exposed by the sea" is recorded from mid-15c.
v. washed, wash·ing, wash·es
To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing.
To make moist or wet.
The act or process of cleansing or washing.
A solution used to cleanse or bathe a part.
A situation or place where there is fighting or crime, such as a rough neighborhood: the war zone of Bridgeport