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?
See, the workmen are knocking off and are going to the river to wash up.
Then we wash up; my partner sharing with me his soap and towel.
He had planned to stop at a hotel, to wash up, and to gallop to Claire.
To wash up in August became for Noel a process which taxed her strength and enthusiasm.
"There is a spring behind the house where we wash up," he said.
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.
To prove acceptable; bear testing •Usually in the negative: Well, it just won't wash/ The stereotype of gay males as child molesters just doesn't wash any more/ That washes. I'll buy it (1849+)
[verb sense said to be fr a defective printed calico that could not be washed; third noun sense perhaps fr the notion that equal opposing elements wash each other out or away, or wipe the slate clean]