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rinse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning
rinserinse1 /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 outgargle
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rinseAs 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.
Related topics: Cleaning
rinserinse2 noun  1 DHCWASH[countable] when you rinse something I gave my hands a quick rinse.2 [countable, uncountable]DC a product you use to change the colour of your hair or to make it more shiny syn dye a blue rinse for grey hair
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rinseRinse the can out twice with boiling water to remove all the extract and pour the rinse water into the pan.It's just a rinse, so I can wash the color right out.Indicator lights show when salt and rinse aid are low and an overfill protector reduces the risk of flooding.Add fabric softener during the final rinse.A sanitiser used to replace cleaning and disinfection still requires the final rinse and the standard achieved is likely to be indifferent.Limeflower - induces sleep; makes a fragrant conditioning hair rinse - brew as with the camomile rinse.Almost like the hair rinse commercial, she smiled to herself.It was as if the landscape had been dipped in a purple rinse and hung out in the sun to fade.Pass me your cup, and I'll give it a quick rinse.Not when they wrung out sheets so tight the rinse water ran back up their arms.
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Verb table
rinse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrinse
he, she, itrinses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrinsed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rinsed
he, she, ithas rinsed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rinsed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rinse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rinsed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rinsing
he, she, itis rinsing
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you, we, theyare rinsing
Past
I, he, she, itwas rinsing
you, we, theywere rinsing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rinsing
he, she, ithas been rinsing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rinsing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rinsing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rinsing
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