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washing-up

noun
     
Related topics: Cleaning
washing-up [uncountable] British English
1DHC the washing of plates, dishes, knives etc:
It's your turn to do the washing-up, Sam.
2DHCDFU the dirty pans, plates, dishes, knives etc that have to be washed [= dishes American English]
a pile of washing-up

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