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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 between "soak" and "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.
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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.
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My nails continued to grow underneath the tough polish and when it was soaked off two weeks later, they were longer and stronger than ever.
After that, you can have them rebalanced if you want to keep them on, or soaked off and your own natural nails manicured.
Fortunately we all watched Blue Peter in days gone by so, after an hour, we had managed to cut round and round her body so that she could be straightened out and the glue soaked off.
Just like fingernail extensions, they have to be infilled every two to three weeks and must be soaked off properly when you want to remove them.
A burst pipe had turned her lovely new laminate flooring into a soggy paddling pool, soaked off the bath panel and stained the jade green woodwork a slimy seaweed green.