From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrinserinse1 /rɪns/ ●●○ verb [transitive] 1 DHCto wash clothes, dishes, vegetables etc quickly with water, especially running water, and without soap Let me just rinse my hands. Rinse the vegetables under a cold tap.rinse something out Don’t forget to rinse out your swimsuit.► see thesaurus at clean2 to remove soap, dirt etc from something by washing it quickly with waterrinse something off/out/away etc Leave the shampoo for two minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. I rinsed the mud out under the tap. The cream rinses off easily.3 DCto put colour into your hair syn dye4 if you rinse your mouth, or rinse your mouth out, you wash it by filling it with water and then spitting (spit) the water out → gargle→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrinse• As Polly rinsed and dried her hands she was aware of being studied.• Start with fresh, ripe fruit, then rinse carefully in cold water and drain well or pat dry with paper towel.• It is then removed from the etch tank, rinsed, dried, and finally tested by making five current measurements.• Rachaela rinsed her hair and wrapped it up in another towel.• Rosie rinsed her mouth to get rid of the taste.• He constantly rinsed his eyes with cold water.• Apply to face and neck, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water.• He rinsed out a glass and poured himself a whiskey.• All of the above can be rinsed out and used over and over again.• Keith stood by the sink, rinsing the dishes.• I'll just rinse the lettuce under the tap.• Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water.• I rinsed the sponge as well as I could, lathered it, squeezed much black water out of it.