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verb [transitive]     rinse pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerinsing
past tenserinsed
past participlerinsed
  1. 1
    to wash something quickly, especially in flowing water, in order to remove soap or dirt

    I’ll just rinse my hands.

    1. a.
      to remove soap or dirt from something with water

      Larry rinsed the lather from his skin.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    get rinsed mainly spoken to be made to look stupid, for example when you can't think of a witty retort

    Ha you got rinsed!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/05/2012

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