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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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In addition, any gel that remains after shaving need not be rinsed off. Rather, gently spread it over the skin as a conditioner.
In liquid-based cytology the device used to collect the cell sample is rinsed off into a vial of preservative fluid and the slide prepared in the laboratory.
Pr88 also allows the skin to breathe and works by forming an invisible coating; dirt and chemicals will stick to this thin film before being rinsed off gently and easily under just a trickle of water to leave hands clean and soft.
The user needs only a third of the amount compared to conventional forms, and the gel sticks like glue and continues to work, destroying micro-organisms and breaking down biofilms, until rinsed off. For difficult areas, it can be left on for up to one hour, yet still only requires one application.
The placemats and coasters can also be washed or rinsed off in the sink along with dishes, and they won't absorb odors or stains.