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washes one's hands of

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present tense third-person singular of wash one's hands of

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to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility
  • After things got out of control, he tried to simply wash his hands of the whole debacle.

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“Washes one's hands of.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/washes%20one's%20hands%20of. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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