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wipe

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verb \ˈwīp\

Definition of wipe

wiped

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wiping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to rub with or as if with something soft for cleaningb :  to clean or dry by rubbingc :  to draw, pass, or move for or as if for rubbing or cleaning wiped his hand across his brow

  3. 2a :  to remove by or as if by rubbing wipe the spots off the glassb :  to expunge completely wipe from memory the gruesome scenes — Amer. Guide Series: Del.

  4. 3 :  to spread by or as if by wiping

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make a motion of or as if of wiping something

wipe one's boots on

  1. :  to treat with indignity

wipe the floor with

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wipe the ground with

  1. :  to defeat decisively

Examples of wipe in a sentence

  1. Would you wipe the dishes?

  2. She wiped her eyes with a tissue.

  3. We were wiping the spots from the wine glasses.

  4. He wiped his hand across his forehead.

Origin and Etymology of wipe

Middle English wipen, from Old English wīpian; akin to Old High German wīfan to wind around, Latin vibrare to brandish, and probably to Old Norse veipa to be in movement, Sanskrit vepate it trembles


First Known Use: before 12th century


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wipe

noun

Definition of wipe

  1. 1a :  blow, strikeb :  jeer, gibe

  2. 2a :  an act or instance of wipingb :  a transition from one scene or picture to another (as in movies or television) made by a line moving across the screen

  3. 3 :  something (as a towel) used for wiping

Examples of wipe in a sentence

  1. With a wipe, the spill was gone.

1550

First Known Use of wipe

1550

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WIPE Defined for English Language Learners

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wipe

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verb \ˈwīp\

Definition of wipe for English Language Learners

  • : to clean or dry (something) by using a towel, your hand, etc.

  • : to remove (something) by rubbing

  • : to move (something) over a surface


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wipe

noun

Definition of wipe for English Language Learners

  • : a small, wet cloth that is used for cleaning

  • : an act of cleaning or drying something by using a towel, your hand, etc.


WIPE Defined for Kids

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wipe

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verb \ˈwīp\

Definition of wipe for Students

wiped

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wiping

  1. 1 :  to clean or dry by rubbing Will you wipe the dishes?

  2. 2 :  to remove by or as if by rubbing Wipe away your tears.

wiper

noun

wipe out

  1. :  to destroy completely


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wipe

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noun

Definition of wipe for Students

  1. :  an act of wiping :  rub



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