wipe (something) clean

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wipe (something) clean

1 : to clean (something) by wiping
  • I wiped the table clean.
2 : to completely remove something from (something) : to remove everything from (something) usually used as (be) wiped clean
  • After the accident, his memory of the day was wiped clean.

Word by Word Definitions

wipe play
  1. : to rub with or as if with something soft for cleaning

  2. : to clean or dry by rubbing

  3. : to draw, pass, or move for or as if for rubbing or cleaning

  1. : blow, strike

  2. : jeer, gibe

  3. : an act or instance of wiping

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

clean play
  1. : free from dirt or pollution

  2. : free from contamination or disease

  3. : free or relatively free from radioactivity

  1. : so as to clean

  2. : in a clean manner

  3. : all the way : completely

  1. : to make clean: such as

  2. : to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter

  3. : to rid of corruption

  1. : an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something


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