wash off

phrasal verb

washed off; washing off; washes 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.

Examples of wash off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most self-tanning products require you to wash off the product after a certain amount of hours, but there’s no need for that with the Tan Tonic Glow Drops. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 30 Jan. 2024 The rug can be machine-washed on the gentle cycle or washed off with a damp cloth, making cleaning a breeze. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 The light, gentle foam washes off without residue, leaving your hands feeling smooth and soft. Tabitha Britt, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Dec. 2023 Researchers have suggested five main motives for dipping food in water prior to eating it: washing off dirt, improving the flavor, drowning prey, transporting liquid away like a sponge or texture improvement. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Dec. 2023 How to Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds—They're Extra Crispy and Delicious Ingredients 4 ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoon cooking oil 1 teaspoon salt Directions Rinse pumpkin seeds in water until pulp and strings are washed off, then drain. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2023 As the earth washed off the central frame, the plastic remained behind. Eva Amsen, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 After application, the layer of Vaseline must be washed off thoroughly. Claudia Herwig, Glamour, 7 Nov. 2023 Try to avoid waterproof products, as these tend to be more challenging to remove and wash off completely. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Wash off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wash%20off. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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