: a transition from one scene or picture to another (as in movies or television) made by a line moving across the screen
: something (such as a towel) used for wiping
wipe one's boots on
: to treat with indignity
wipe the floor with or wipe the ground with
: to defeat decisively
Examples of wipe in a Sentence
Would you wipe the dishes?
She wiped her eyes with a tissue.
We were wiping the spots from the wine glasses.
He wiped his hand across his forehead. Noun
With a wipe, the spill was gone.
Recent Examples on the Web
Then, soak a soft cloth with the Feed-N-Wax and wipe evenly onto your floors.—Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Nov. 2023 After cleansing, add a few drops of the Best of Beauty-winning Texture Tonic to a cotton pad and wipe across your face for a gentle smoothing treatment powered by AHAs, niacinamide, and Japanese mugwort.—Annie Blackman, Allure, 28 Nov. 2023 Shout Wipe and Go Instant Stain Remover wipes have saved us more than just a few times while traveling.—Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 Each bag offers specific compartments for diapers and wipes, as well as a detachable insulated bottle holder.—Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 24 Nov. 2023 Also, make sure to wipe the data from your dusty smartphones and laptops with a factory reset before selling or otherwise getting rid of them.—WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 Populations were wiped to the brink of extinction prior to the 20th century as they were hunted for their coats, which is the second-thickest in the animal kingdom.—Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023 Thank you for lifting my chin up and wiping my tears.—Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 8 Nov. 2023 Celebrities Keke Palmer’s ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson, wiped his Instagram amid abuse allegations.—Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023
The bag has all the functionality a parent-on-the-go could want, including a changing pad with a pocket for wipes and diapers, an odor-proof pouch for those stinky diapers or dirty duds, a teething ring, and a pacifier pouch.—Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 This kit takes it off the to-do list without taking up too much room in bags, and includes wipes, gauze pads, and assorted bandages.—Annie Gabillet, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2023 Ingredients Most cleaning wipes, including every wipe on our list, are bleach-free.—Jessica Comstock, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Oct. 2023 Every shoe fanatic needs an ultra-effective cleanser wipe – and the Sneaker LAB All Purpose Sneaker Wipes are the ones to buy.—Alyssa Rotunno, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 High-quality baby bags are ripe with space for all of the necessities a new parent needs: diapers, wipes, pacifiers, some extra newborn clothes, pacifiers, and more.—Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 27 Oct. 2023 According to the brand, one wipe can block sweat for up to seven days, an appealing premise for those who sweat excessively.—Melanie Rud, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 This case holds up to three pairs of glasses in a sturdy polyester case with a microfiber interior (to avoid lens scratches) and a mesh pocket up top to hold cleaning wipes and other necessities.—Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 Find it on Amazon An Easy One-Touch Wipe Dispenser
Late-night makeup removal or a post-coffee bathroom run can turn into a nightmare if your wipes are dried out or empty.—Hannah Rice, Rolling Stone, 26 Sep. 2023 See More
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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