wash (something) of (something else)(redirected from washing something of)
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.
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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.
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