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1wipe

verb \ˈwīp\

: to clean or dry (something) by using a towel, your hand, etc.

: to remove (something) by rubbing

: to move (something) over a surface

wipedwip·ing

Full Definition of WIPE

transitive verb
1
a :  to rub with or as if with something soft for cleaning
b :  to clean or dry by rubbing
c :  to draw, pass, or move for or as if for rubbing or cleaning <wiped his hand across his brow>
2
a :  to remove by or as if by rubbing <wipe the spots off the glass>
b :  to expunge completely <wipe from memory the gruesome scenes — American Guide Series: Delaware>
3
:  to spread by or as if by wiping
intransitive verb
:  to make a motion of or as if of wiping something
wipe one's boots on
:  to treat with indignity
wipe the floor with or wipe the ground with
:  to defeat decisively

Examples of WIPE

  1. Would you wipe the dishes?
  2. She wiped her eyes with a tissue.
  3. We were wiping the spots from the wine glasses.
  4. He wiped his hand across his forehead.

Origin of WIPE

Middle English wipen, from Old English wīpian; akin to Old High German wīfan to wind around, Latin vibrare to brandish, and probably to Old Norse veipa to be in movement, Sanskrit vepate it trembles
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with WIPE

2wipe

noun

: a small, wet cloth that is used for cleaning

: an act of cleaning or drying something by using a towel, your hand, etc.

Full Definition of WIPE

1
a :  blow, strike
b :  jeer, gibe
2
a :  an act or instance of wiping
b :  a transition from one scene or picture to another (as in movies or television) made by a line moving across the screen
3
:  something (as a towel) used for wiping

Examples of WIPE

  1. With a wipe, the spill was gone.

First Known Use of WIPE

1550

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike
WIPE THE FLOOR WITH Defined for Kids

1wipe

verb \ˈwīp\
wipedwip·ing

Definition of WIPE for Kids

1
:  to clean or dry by rubbing <Will you wipe the dishes?>
2
:  to remove by or as if by rubbing <Wipe away your tears.>
wip·er noun
wipe out
:  to destroy completely

2wipe

noun

Definition of WIPE for Kids

:  an act of wiping :  rub

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