rinse off


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rinse off

1. To lightly clean someone or something of dirt or residue by spraying or flushing them or it with a liquid, especially water. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rinse" and "off." We'll need to rinse off the side of the house and let it dry before we start painting. The dog is covered in mud, so take him out back and rinse him off with a hose. Please rinse off your dirty dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.
2. To lightly clean dirt or reside off of someone or something by spraying or flushing them or it with a liquid, especially water. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rinse" and "off." Be sure to rinse the dirt off your boots before you bring them into the house. I'm going to take a quick shower to rinse the blood and sweat off me.
See also: off, rinse

rinse someone or something off

to wash or clean someone or something by flushing with water or other fluid. Mother rinsed the baby off and dried him with a soft towel. She rinsed off the baby.
See also: off, rinse

rinse off

v.
1. To remove dirt, soap, or some other residue from the surface of something by washing with water or other liquid: Please rinse off the detergent before you dry the dishes. I rinsed the soap off the frying pan.
2. To wash something lightly with water or other liquid to remove residue: I rinsed the dishes off and put them in the rack to dry. I rinsed off the deck chairs with a hose.
See also: off, rinse
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Its excellent water solubility makes it easy to rinse off the surface leaving no residue and it biodegrades up to 100% in a few days making it environmentally safe.
Apply to washed skin, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse off.
NOTE There's no need to rinse off this, or any other, toner.
Rub this mixture into your face, and rinse off the residue.
Rinse off just before you land and apply a rich, creamy moisturiser.
Rub in finely-ground table salt to soften, then rinse off.
50 for 10 treatments, Bio-Firm Mix the herbal solution with the activating powder, apply, rinse off after 10 minutes, then apply a collagen moisturiser.
If you live in a hard water area, soap can leave a film in the water and on your face which means it's harder to rinse off.
Best for oily skinLiquid or gel cleansers which rinse off with water.
The five-year-old jammed his head in the wash-hand basin of his home in Livingston, West Lothian, as he tried to rinse off some shampoo while washing his hair.
Apply to damp skin, then rinse off for soft, fragrant feet.