wipe away

phrasal verb

wiped away; wiping away; wipes 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.

Examples of wipe away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other images show Lordstown residents in various states of mourning — wiping away tears or proudly displaying union memorabilia. Lucy McKeon, New York Times, 3 June 2024 The 10-year WNBA veteran scored eight points in a 14-5 Sparks run that began midway through the third quarter and wiped away a nine-point Washington lead. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 Gomez wiped away tears as the Palais clapped for a full nine minutes, accompanied by plenty of hooting, whistling and cheering. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 19 May 2024 In their steamiest moments together, Coughlan and Newton emit a tenderness that instantly wipes away any doubts a viewer could possibly have about the characters’ ardor for each other. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 Simply spray down your leaves with water and wipe away to return to photosynthesizing at optimal levels. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 15 May 2024 That includes wiping away $260 million from a $1 billion grant program that helps cities and counties pay for a range of homeless services and housing programs. Ethan Varian, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 Gemini May 21 – June 20 Time to clear out the cobwebs and wipe away the dust clouding your mind. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 14 Mar. 2024 Oakland County residents can now apply for a new program to help cover their water and sewer bills, wipe away past due balances and pay for plumbing repairs. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2024

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“Wipe away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wipe%20away. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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