clean off

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clean off

To rid a surface of dirt, grime, or objects. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clean" and "off." Just clean off the desk and stack those books over here. Get me a sponge so I can clean this sticky table off.
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clean something off

 and clean something off something
to take something off something; to remove something such as dirt or dirty dishes. Please clean the table off and put the dishes in the kitchen. I'll clean off the table. Judy cleaned the writing off the wall.
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CLP cleans off carbon, but it also collects I carbon during firing.
Stone bags up the droppings from each yard, tosses them in the customer's garbage can and cleans off his tools with a disinfectant similar to the kind used in kennels.
Blanching cleans off dirt and organisms that could cause the food to lose its flavor and texture.
Photo: (Simi edition only) Grounds keeper Joe Flores cleans off the Shrine to the Unborn at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley.