rinse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rinse" in British English

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rinseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪns/

rinse verb [I or T] (CLEAN)

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


uk   us   /rɪns/
[C] the ​process of using ​water to get ​rid of ​soap or ​dirt: He gave the ​soapydishes a rinse. She gave the ​dirtytowel a ​quick rinse. [C or U] a ​substance that gives a ​temporarycolour to the ​hair: My ​grandmother had a ​blue rinse every ​month.
(Definition of rinse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rinseverb [T]

 us   /rɪns/
to use ​water to ​cleansoap or ​dirt from something: Rinse the ​silverware before ​drying it. [M] Don’t ​forget to rinse the ​dishes off. [M] Did you rinse out ​yourbathingsuit?

rinsenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /rɪns/
A rinse is also a ​temporarycoloring for ​hair.
(Definition of rinse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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