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washing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning, Clothes
washingwash‧ing /ˈwɒʃɪŋ $ ˈwɒː-, ˈwɑː-/ ●●● S2 noun [singular, uncountable]  British EnglishDHCDCC clothes that need to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed syn wash American English I really must do the washing (=wash the dirty clothes). Could you put the washing out (=hang it on a washing line) for me?
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washingIt is usually simplest if a washing machine can go next to the sink, but it can easily fit in other places.And also Jagger's compulsive washing of hands.I remember the periods that he went through, dish washing and doing house work and those kind of things.Frequent washing and thorough drying of feet makes them feel comfortable and keeps them healthy.She spends the next ten years taking in washing, slaving away to pay back the money they borrowed to replace it.You are just lying there with these people washing, dressing and at the same time inflicting pain on you.She loved doing the washing herself.do the washingYes, Pete did do the washing up while you were out - we wouldn't have expected you to do it.Heather Boxer says she makes them do the washing up and she enjoys their company.She was going to come every weekend to cook, to do the washing and to go through the house.He's suggested a way we might persuade Giovanna to do the washing.I had to go to the laundromat to do the washing.When she leaves to do the washing up in the next room, television is there to provide a consolation.They were in the kitchen, sitting over cups of coffee, reluctant to move to do the washing up.Luckily some one has offered to do the washing up.She wouldn't let us do the washing - she said we didn't wash properly.
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