Meaning of WASHING in English

WASHING

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a washing machine (= for washing clothes )

Put your dirty clothes straight in the washing machine.

dirty clothes/washing/laundry

She circled the bedroom, picking up dirty clothes.

washing day

washing line (= line for hanging wet clothes on to dry )

She hung the clothes out on the washing line .

washing line

washing machine

washing powder

washing soda

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

automatic

Plumbing for an automatic washing machine.

The Hatton flat and the Cullam house had one thing in common, an automatic washing machine.

■ NOUN

machine

She puts them in the washing machine , on long soak, and removes every trace.

The estate is boycotted by hire firms, so they'd been forced to buy a television and washing machine new.

For mums it was the era of the cheap washing machine that would free them from drudgery.

But she'd have to install some kind of washing machine .

Is there room for a freezer in the garage or for a washing machine in the bathroom?

The washing liquid in Shell fuels cleans inside your engine just as a washing machine cleans your clothes.

There is a wash-house with its original copper and an early example of a washing machine .

The Hatton flat and the Cullam house had one thing in common, an automatic washing machine .

■ VERB

take

Liz took her time over washing , in order to give the child a chance to return to bed.

Under the fluorescent light, we took turns washing and packing.

She spends the next ten years taking in washing , slaving away to pay back the money they borrowed to replace it.

Are the kitchen and utility room large enough to take your washing machine, dryer, freezer, refrigerator, etc?

He usually took his own washing to the laundry.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

have (got) the TV/radio/washing machine etc on

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And also Jagger's compulsive washing of hands.

Frequent washing and thorough drying of feet makes them feel comfortable and keeps them healthy.

I remember the periods that he went through, dish washing and doing house work and those kind of things.

It is usually simplest if a washing machine can go next to the sink, but it can easily fit in other places.

She loved doing the washing herself.

She spends the next ten years taking in washing , slaving away to pay back the money they borrowed to replace it.

You are just lying there with these people washing , dressing and at the same time inflicting pain on you.

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