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washing-up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning
washing-upˌwashing-ˈup ●●○ noun [uncountable] British English 🔊 🔊 1 DHCWASHthe washing of plates, dishes, knives etc 🔊 It’s your turn to do the washing-up, Sam.2 DHCDFUthe dirty pans, plates, dishes, knives etc that have to be washed syn dishes American English 🔊 a pile of washing-up
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washing-upI hope that's ozone-friendly washing-up liquid they're using.These Christians served each other, did not fight each other, laughed with one another, and did each other's washing-up!She leaves at nine-thirty, when dinner is finished and the washing-up is done.I decide to do the washing-up before I start putting Mum to bed.On hearing the story Lily had retired to bed with a headache leaving Stella to do the washing-up.Female speaker My daddy does the washing-up for mummy.Sarah finished the washing-up and, taking off her apron, folded it and placed it in one of the table drawers.Sweat from the washing-up misted her forehead and nose.do the washing-upI decide to do the washing-up before I start putting Mum to bed.Leith was afterwards about to refuse Rosemary's offer to do the washing-up.On hearing the story Lily had retired to bed with a headache leaving Stella to do the washing-up.
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