1. The action of holding onto something in front of you and moving it up and down repeatedly, such as dunking clothes in water and rubbing them against a washboard or operating a hand held pump, or any thing or any action which can be easily associated with this when given enough context.
As a Noun
1. A board or frame with corrugated metallic or other surface, on which clothes are scrubbed in the process of washing. English = washboard.
2. A room in a house or hotel where clothes, sheets, and towels are washed; or a business that does this for people. English = laundry.
3. A shop where clothes and other things made of cloth can be dry-cleaned. English = dry cleaner.
4. A machine which is used to force air to flow in strong, regular movements along a tube into the tyre of a vehicle. It is operated by pushing down on a handle with both hands. English = hand pump.
5. A machine which is used to force liquid or gas to flow in strong, regular movements in a particular direction. English = pump.
As a Verb or Adjective
1. To wash clothes by hand, with or without a washboard.
2. To wash clothes. English = do the washing, do the laundry, launder.
3. To force liquid or gas to flow in strong, regular movements in a particular direction by using a pump, especially a hand held pump. English = pump, pump up.