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wash one's hands of

Definition of wash one's hands of

  1. :  to say or decide that one will no longer deal with or be responsible for (someone or something) because one is angry, disgusted, etc. :  to refuse to be involved with (something or someone) anymore <I've tried to help them and they won't listen to me, so I'm washing my hands of the whole mess.>



Word by Word Definitions

washplay
  1. :  to cleanse by or as if by the action of liquid (as water)

    :  to remove (as dirt) by rubbing or drenching with liquid

    :  to cleanse (fur) by licking or by rubbing with a paw moistened with saliva

  1. :  a piece of ground washed by the sea or river

    :  bog, marsh

    :  a shallow body of water

  1. :  involving essentially simultaneous purchase and sale of the same security

    :  washable

handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    : :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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