The following sentences are about rinsing something under running water, be it a whisk (or any utensil for that matter) or a scald, wound/cut.

  1. Just run it under water.

  2. Just hold it under water.

  3. Just run water over it.

Do all of the above sentences sound equally likely?

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    I would say 'Hold it under running water' (under water suggests dipping it in still water). Feb 8 '20 at 13:22
  • 'Just run it under water.' and 'Just run water over it.' are perfectly fine aswell. Feb 8 '20 at 22:16
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    I wouldn't use the same expression for a scald and a whisk. For the latter I would use "rinse".
    – James K
    Mar 8 '20 at 20:37
  • As @KateBunting implies, hold it under water suggests immersion in a pot of water
    – djs
    Sep 3 at 3:55

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