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 (wŏsh′ŭp′, wôsh′-)
The act or action of washing clean.
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or wash′-up`,

1. an act of washing, esp. of the face and hands.
2. a place, as a bathroom, for washing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.washup - the act of washing yourself (or another person)washup - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
shower, shower bath - washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
bath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
sponge bath - you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
steam bath, Turkish bath, vapor bath, vapour bath - you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
2.washup - the act of washing disheswashup - the act of washing dishes    
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
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A new venture, Washup, is attempting to grab a share of the local market with its offering of laundry by kilograms.
All the printing equipment, consumables--inks, plates, coatings, washup solutions, and blankets--as well as advisory and technical services are included in the price per sheet.
The Laundry WashUp project, which supports individuals and families in need by providing the funds and items necessary to wash and dry clothes, will take place from 10am to 1pm on Saturday at Fast Wash Laundromat on 1904 Hemphill St.
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THE Digital Economy Act 2010 came into force on June 12, 2010, during the "washup" period after the May, 2010, election was called.
The Digital Economy Act 2010 received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010 through the 'washup', a process through which the government agrees with the opposition how to conclude business before Parliament is dissolved.
In my lifetime, I want to see Coventry recognised as being the beating heart of creativity in the UK but when our local politicians don't even show up to debate a bill being passed through parliament in the washup (the Digital Economy Bill) that will only suppress the rights of young creative individuals even more than they already are.
But he was not impressed by the reaction of the Conservatives, who have claimed credit for the Government's U-turn owing to the "washup" process ahead of the election where only measures that have cross-party agreement can become law.
The company has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus in Evesham to hold an open day next Monday, 1pm to 8pm, to meet people interested in the vacancies as print assistants, washup operators, slitters, laminators, plate mounters, stores personnel, engineers, lab technicians, customer service staff, planning and logistics assistants, management accountants and human resources administrators.