wash off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wash off

1 : to clean (something) by using water
  • Wash the mud off the bikes before you put them away.
2 : to be able to be removed or cleaned by washing
  • This makeup washes off easily.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to remove (something, such as dirt) by rubbing or drenching with liquid

  3. : 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

  2. : bog, marsh

  3. : a shallow body of water

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

  2. : washable

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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