wipe up

phrasal verb

wiped up; wiping up; wipes up
: to use a cloth to remove (something) from a surface
Will you wipe up that spill?
I wiped the milk up off the floor.

Examples of wipe up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When finally doing the task, parents should be ready with cleaning materials to wipe up any mistakes, the book recommends. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 27 Feb. 2024 Some don’t bat an eye and wipe up the condiment until the countertop is clean — with the help of cleaning spray in some instances. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 There are four coil burner elements on this range’s cooktop, each with different sizes and heats for various cooking types, and the cooktop is a smooth porcelain steel for easily wiping up spills. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 To maintain this chair, wipe up spills immediately with a dry cloth, keep it away from direct heat and sunlight, and dust it regularly with a damp cloth and wipe it dry. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023 Find it on Amazon Reusable Paper Towels These Swedish Dish Towels are an eco-friendly replacement for disposable paper towels, but they aren’t just limited to wiping up a spill. Hannah Rice, Rolling Stone, 3 Oct. 2023 Spray mops will be especially handy at wiping up quick wet messes, and electric mops are useful for cleaning with less labor. Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 Vacuum or wipe up any residue left behind from the sponge. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Experts have warned that by changing Twitter’s name, Musk could be wiping up to $20 billion from the company’s value, while X users have expressed skepticism over whether the platform’s new moniker will stick. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 25 July 2023

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

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