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wash (something) of (something else)

1. To wash some surface or material in order to rid it of some debris, odor, stain, etc. The worst part of the job was having to wash the floors of all the filth produced by the animals at the end of the day. The only way we'll wash these carpets of all the stains is to hire a professional service.
2. To remove some unwanted thing or aspect from something else. The accountant washed the company's books of any potentially incriminating details. Our app aims to wash users' profiles of any personal information that could make them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
See also: of, wash
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wash something of something

to get something cleaned of something by washing. I washed my hair of the smell of cigarette smoke I was saturated with in the meeting. I have to get home and wash my trousers of this stain.
See also: of, wash
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
They pulled without flagging, and carried not only Nausicaa and her wash of clothes, but the maids also who were with her.
Zips Car Wash of Little Rock is buying 10 more car washes in Florida next month.