May we assume that the expressions below are freely interchangeable in both meanings syntactical variants:
do the dishes
do up the dishes
do up the dishes - 1. wash (and dry) the plates, dishes, etc. after a meal: Dad came over and did up the dishes, mopped the kitchen floor, and even vacuumed the living room.
2. cook meals: The food-menu consists of vegetarian dishes done-up in various manners.
What about MAKE THE DISHES?