wipe (something) clean

idiom

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.

Learn More About wipe (something) clean

Dictionary Entries Near wipe (something) clean

wipe (someone or something) off the map

wipe (something) clean

wipe the slate clean

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for wipe (something) clean

Cite this Entry

“Wipe (something) clean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wipe%20%28something%29%20clean. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!