to wash off

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - wash off

"to wash off"

to be removed from a surface by a liquid


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - wash off

A father is disciplining his daughter ...

Father:  Where do you think you are going looking like that?

Daughter:  Out with my friends.

Father:  Not with that much makeup on.  Wash it off this minute.

Daughter:  OK.  I'll remove the makeup.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - wash off

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  I wonder why we have had hardly any customers at our garage sale this morning.

Husband:  Did you use waterproof paint on the signs?

Wife:  I don't think so.

Husband:  Well, it rained last night. I think the paint probably washed off your signs and that is why there are so few people.

to wash off - Usage:


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to wash off - Gerund Form:

Washing off your car removes the dirt and makes it clean.

to wash off - Examples:

1)  Wash off the nail polish wand so that the bristles are soft and won't harden.

2)  Sheep have lanolin and that needs to be melted for it to wash off the fleece.

3)  Wash off your makeup before bed.

4)  I was relieved to find a bed for the night and a hot shower to wash off the dust from the road.

5)  If necessary, wash off the old potting mix and repot into fresh mix.

6)  Captain Smith stood on the bridge until he was washed off by a wave.

7)  That feeling should remain well after the conditioner is washed off and while the hair is styled.

8)  Dissolution, where dirt is dissolved in a solvent and washed off the surface.

9)  A few hours later, I met up with Peter and washed off the long journey with a quick surf.

10)  Can it be washed off the produce we eat or does it become inherent in the DNA of the ...

11)  Yet, the water restrictions still remain! No washing off of hard surfaces e.g. driveways, patios, terraces, building walls and the ...

12)  You'll never get it all out. Washing off loose dirt with water is just fine.

13)  Washing off makeup inhibits the growth of bacteria on your skin and removes excess oils.

14)  He rushed to the toilet to wash his shoe and spent 10 minutes washing off all the dog poo.

15)  These work to whiten your teeth by washing off of oral plaque when you try to eat.

16)  Something that just dries to a white powdery film that washes off easily in spring but stays in place during the winter.

17)  Sprays on and washes off so if you are nervous about tanning this is the one for you!

18)  It isn't waterproof so it washes off easily with water a bit of cleanser.

19)  This superfine dark wash off spray delivers a beautiful instant natural looking tan that washes off with soap and water.

20)  Showering just before your massage washes off any salts, minerals or chemicals that could clog pores when mixed with massage ...