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    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    Video-Taped report follows MIKE ROWBOTTOM/Abingdon PATRICIA MORRISON/Roger's Mother Family Wedding Video PAUL GOSS/Roger's Friend Voice over Private Roger Morrison's body was washed up on a Morroccan beach 10 days ago after his speedboat had been fired on by local police.

    Doubts remain about the saga of four men who spent 118 days drifting atop their upturned trimaran after it had been flipped by a huge wave before being washed up on an island near Auckland.

    Some amber can be found washed uponto the shores of East Anglia, but its role as a source appears to be minimal given its relative rarity in cemeteries near to that coast.

    wash up = bring about the end or ruin of; finish; cast ashore/ wash ashore

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    Default Re: wash up 3

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    Video-Taped report follows MIKE ROWBOTTOM/Abingdon PATRICIA MORRISON/Roger's Mother Family Wedding Video PAUL GOSS/Roger's Friend Voice over Private Roger Morrison's body was washed up on a Morroccan beach 10 days ago after his speedboat had been fired on by local police.

    Doubts remain about the saga of four men who spent 118 days drifting atop their upturned trimaran after it had been flipped by a huge wave before being washed up on an island near Auckland.

    Some amber can be found washed uponto the shores of East Anglia, but its role as a source appears to be minimal given its relative rarity in cemeteries near to that coast.

    wash up = bring about the end or ruin of; finish; cast ashore/ wash ashore

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    You are correct, however your examples refer only to your final two definitions. The first definition you provided (to have failed, to be ruined, to be finished) is very informal for to be washed up. "He was washed up as a politician because of his alleged misconduct."

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