dirty utensils left after a meal

1) to do, wash; rinse; stack the dishes

2) dirty dishes

3) plastic dishes

containers for holding food

4) a set of dishes

USAGE NOTE: BE usu. uses

to wash up rather than to do, wash the dishes.

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stack the dishes
['dirty utensils left after a meal'] to do
dirty dishes
plastic dishes
['containers for holding food'] a set of dishes (USAGE NOTE: BE usu. uses to washup rather than to do, wash the dishes.)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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