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rinse

verb [I or T] uk   /rɪns/ us  

rinse verb [I or T] (CLEAN)

to use water to clean the soap or dirt from something: First apply shampoo to hair and then rinse thoroughly. There was no soap, so I just rinsed my hands with water.
Phrasal verbs

rinse

noun uk   /rɪns/ us  
[C] the process of using water to get rid of soap or dirt: He gave the soapy dishes a rinse. She gave the dirty towel a quick rinse. [C or U] a substance that gives a temporary colour to the hair: My grandmother had a blue rinse every month.
Translations of “rinse”
in Korean 헹구다…
in Arabic يَشْطُف…
in French rincer…
in Turkish durulamak, temiz suyla yıkamak…
in Italian sciacquare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沖洗, (用清水)沖洗,涮洗,漂洗…
in Russian полоскать, промывать…
in Polish płukać…
in Spanish enjuagar, aclarar…
in Portuguese enxaguar…
in German spülen…
in Catalan esbandir…
in Japanese ~を水洗いする, すすぐ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冲洗, (用清水)冲洗,涮洗,漂洗…
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