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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywash off
he/she/itwashes off
present participlewashing off
past tensewashed off
past participlewashed off
  1. if you wash dirt off something, or if dirt washes off, you remove it by washing

    Wash all the dirt off before you cook the potatoes.

    Don't worry about the dirty marks. They'll wash off easily.

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