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soak off

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

soak something off (of) something

 and soak something off
to remove something, such as a label or surface soil, from something by soaking in a liquid. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) she soaked the labels off the bottles and jars. Please soak off the label.
See also: off, soak
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One example is the Air Miles program, which required members to soak off or peel off UPC labels from household products and send them in for airline miles.
What we don't need is a series of sticking plasters that will eventually soak off, exposing gaping wounds in our energy supply.
Once you are fed-up with your overlays, you can opt for a 'soak off' at the salon, which costs pounds 15.
Consumers want innovative products, notes a spokeswoman for Calico Laboratories Inc., which markets products under the Polish Off, Soak Off and Pretty Nails brands and also does private label manufacturing for retailers.
I try and throw all dirty pots after use into a rain barrel to soak off any dirt.
Simply put your oven (or barbecue) racks in the bag, add the gel, seal the bag and leave the grime to soak off - it's that simple!
The list of products expected to be available from the company will closely mirror its branded items, including the growing number of Pretty Nails products and the Soak Off line of artificial nail removers, nail repair kits and polish-remover pads.