do the dishes

do the dishes

  1. (intransitive) to wash up dirty crockery (plates and dishes) and cutlery (knives, forks, and spoons)
    I make my children do the dishes if they are impolite during dinner.
    Synonyms: do the washing-up
  • French: faire la vaisselle, faire la plonge (slang)
  • German: abwaschen, spülen
  • Italian: lavare i piatti, fare i piatti
  • Portuguese: lavar a louça
  • Russian: мыть посуда
  • Spanish: fregar los platos

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