wipe away

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wipe away

: to remove (something) by rubbing
  • Wipe away grease with our all-purpose cleaner.
  • He wiped her tears away.
often used figuratively
  • You cannot simply wipe away the history of this country.

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

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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