(v.) = do + the washing-up ; wash + the dishes ; wash up ; do + the dishes. Ex: As it was me who did the washing-up I didn't put up too much resistence. Ex: The children were shown pictures of a figure washing dishes, washing a car, and washing clothes and stated whether they considered the activity work or not. Ex: After washing up clean the sink and taps and remember to disinfect these regularly. Ex: 'The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes,' Agatha Christie once said = "El mejor momento para planificar el argumento de un libro es mientras estás fregando los platos", dijo Agatha Christie una vez.