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rinse someone or something down

to wash or clean someone or something with water or other fluid. I rinsed him down for an hour and still didn't get the smell of skunk off him. I had to rinse down the driveway.
See also: down, 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 someone's mouth out (with soap)

 and wash someone's mouth out (with soap)
Fig. to punish one by washing one's mouth out with soap, especially for using foul language. (Usually a jocular threat.) If you say that again, I'll rinse your mouth out with soap. I will wash out your mouth if you swear.
See also: mouth, out, rinse

rinse something down (with something)

to wash something down one's throat with a liquid; to follow something that one has eaten with a drink to aid its going down. Alice rinsed the cheeseburger down with a milkshake. She rinsed down the sandwich with a drink.
See also: down, rinse

rinse something out

1. to clean cloth or clothing partially by immersing it in water and squeezing it out. Can you please rinse this rag out? It's all dirty. Please rinse out your clothes to make sure there is no soap left in them.
2. to launder something delicate, such as feminine underwear, using a mild soap. I have to go rinse a few things out. After I rinse out some things, I will be right with you.
3. to clean the inside of a container partially by flushing it out with water. Rinse the bottle out and throw it away. Rinse out the bottle and throw it away.
See also: out, rinse

rinse something out of something

to remove something from something by flushing it with water. See if you can rinse the dirt out of this jacket. I can't rinse out the dirt.
See also: of, out, rinse

rinse something with something

to flush something with some fluid. You should rinse your clothes in milk or tomato juice to remove the smell of the skunk. Please rinse the stain with cold water.
See also: rinse

rinse off

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

rinse out

1. To remove dirt, soap, or some other residue within something by washing with water or other liquid: I rinsed the soap out of the rags. Take these old cans and rinse out the dirt. I used turpentine on the brushes to rinse the paint out.
2. To wash something lightly with water or other liquid to remove residue from within it: I rinsed out the glasses and put them on the rack to dry. The inside of the bowl was full of dust, so I rinsed it out before I used it.
See also: out, rinse
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At times during their 22-year relationship, Rahner wrote Rinser three or four letters a day.
Other people think these bowls were dual purpose - rinsers and coolers - while still others maintain stoutly that both ideas are nonsense, that these objects were simply finger bowls.
The can rinser was also modified with new can twists supplied throughout the line as part of the overall contract, with Procan working as part of the team fabricating the can twists.
Compared with several rinsers, a single rinser approach has the general advantage that fewer transfer stars are required, which reduces the number of dynamic/moving parts and decreases the strain on the modular units.
Optional features include all stainless steel construction, integral ionized air rinser, non-contact coding capabilities, larger capacity hoppers, conveyor extensions and special wiring.
The TCW Rinser Purger has one-operator output rate of 24 bottles per minute.
At the China Brew and Beverage fair in September, Krones's exhibition included a BLOC comprising of a rinser and a filler designed for handling highly viscous products.
bottle high-speed rotary bottle filling machine; Uni-Pak bottle rinser, Climax case unloader; GFE depalletizer, Industrial Dynamics x-ray inspection unit; Meyer steam-heated pasteurizer; Olincraft six-pack packer, Alvey automatic loading/stacking machine; Knapp tray packer.
The machine was integrated into an existing line and close coupled to a Glass Jar Invertor Rinser, which was driven by the Filler itself.
The HS-400 Mini-Gripper Bottle or Vial Water/Air Rinser is designed to clean small bottles and vials; 2 ml up to 1 liter in size.
The line also includes a Krones sterile steam rotary rinser.
The Batch Process business unit will manage the Sunburst megasonics, SuperClean rinser dryer and Cobra VcS batch cleaning product lines.
The exhibition stand will showcase a BLOC comprising a steriliser, rinser and tiller, featuring isolator technology.
Hermann Kronseder, Krones chairman, offers a perspective on bottle sterilization in filler or rinser
One is rated 22,000 2-1itre PET bottles an hour and includes a Contiform S16 blow moulding machine, a Variojet rinser and a Vacufill VG-PET filler in a BLOC configuration, Linatronic inspector and a Contiroll labeller.