soak (something) off of (something else)

soak (something) off of (something else)

To remove something attached or adhered to the surface of something else by soaking it in some liquid. The noun or pronoun can also come after "off." I have a big interview tomorrow, so I need to soak these rainbow-colored acrylic nails off of my fingertips. I used a special acetone solution to soak those labels off the bottles.
See also: of, off, soak
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