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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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