wash (one's) hands

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wash (one's) hands

To clean one's hands, typically with soap and water. Kids, be sure to wash your hands before coming to the dinner table! Everyone in my class is sick, so I've been washing my hands constantly.
See also: hand, wash

wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
See also: hand, wash
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Wes ordered some industrial components online, which he reengineered to fit into a tap - and got family members to test out his theory by washing their hands repeatedly
Much to my surprise, suppliers have found an efficient way to track who's been washing their hands with digital tracking systems.
The number of students not washing their hands in Naryn is 46.
It is understood that though the house-surgeons are washing their hands with soap and water, they are not following correct steps and correct duration as advised by NACO.
Researchers, who observed hand washing in restrooms in bars, restaurants and other public establishments, found that people are only washing their hands, on average, for about 6 seconds.
In a university campus public restroom study (Johnson, Sholoscky, Gabello, Ragni, & Ogonosky, 2003), 61% of women and 37% of men (N = 175) were observed washing their hands, while the hand washing rate climbed to 97% for women and fell to 35% of men when a sign was introduced to encourage hand washing.
Your grandchildren will only acquire the habit of washing their hands after going to the loo if they're coaxed to do so at home too.
But time constraints, a lack of cleanliness and a shortage of supplies are among the major barriers to students washing their hands at school more often, according to findings from an online survey of children and parents of children within that age group.
Research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London, showed that the vast majority of contamination occurs through people not washing their hands after going to the toilet.
com)-- Americans are becoming more diligent about washing their hands after using a public restroom, according to a national survey conducted by Bradley Corporation of Menomonee Falls, a leading manufacturer of bathroom and locker room furnishings.
One group was reported to have 90% of individuals washing their hands, however most of the study groups fell in the 4070% range, with one group reporting only 20% of participants washing their hands.
It was not long before I noticed that the technicians were not washing their hands between patients and they were not wearing gloves all the time.
If you happen to see a doctor or nurse come from another patient's room without washing their hands, you have every right to speak up and ask them to wash up.
Using a UV light box, members of the hospital's patient forum are giving visitors the chance to check and see if they're washing their hands the right way.
32% of girls are more thorough while washing their hands, making them less susceptible to carry and pass on infections.