wipe off

Definition of wipe off

  1. 1 :  to clean (someone or something) by using a towel, one's hand, etc. I wiped off the baby and took him out of the high chair. She wiped the counters off.

  2. 2 :  to remove (something) by rubbing I wiped the food off the baby's face. She wiped off the oil from the counter. —often used figuratively in British English More than a billion pounds have been wiped off share prices.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to clean or dry by rubbing

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

  1. :  blow, strike

    :  jeer, gibe

    :  an act or instance of wiping

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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