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1 wipe /ˈwaɪp/ verb
wipes; wiped; wiping
1 wipe
/ˈwaɪp/
verb
wipes; wiped; wiping
Learner's definition of WIPE
[+ object]
: to clean or dry (something) by using a towel, your hand, etc.
: to remove (something) by rubbing
often used figuratively
: to move (something) over a surface
chiefly British : to completely remove recorded material from (a tape or disk)

wipe away

[phrasal verb]
wipe (something) away or wipe away (something)
: to remove (something) by rubbing
often used figuratively

wipe down

[phrasal verb]
wipe (something) down or wipe down (something)
: to clean (a surface) by rubbing it with a cloth

wipe off

[phrasal verb]
wipe (someone or something) off or wipe off (someone or something) : to clean (someone or something) by using a towel, your hand, etc.
wipe (something) off or wipe off (something) : to remove (something) by rubbing
often used figuratively in British English

wipe out

[phrasal verb]
US, informal : to fall down violently especially when riding a bicycle, surfing, skiing, etc. see also wipeout
wipe (someone or something) out or wipe out (someone or something) : to kill or destroy (someone or something) completely
wipe (someone) out : to make (someone) very tired see also wiped out

wipe (something) clean

: to clean (something) by wiping
: to completely remove something from (something) : to remove everything from (something) usually used as (be) wiped clean

wipe that/the smile/smirk/grin off someone's face

informal
: to stop smiling or to make someone stop smiling or feeling happy
often used to tell someone in an angry way to stop smiling

wipe the floor with

informal
: to beat or defeat (someone or something) completely

wipe the slate clean

: to forget all the things that have happened or been done and start doing something again : to start again from the very beginning

wipe up

[phrasal verb]
wipe (something) up or wipe up (something)
: to use a cloth to remove (something) from a surface
2 wipe /ˈwaɪp/ noun
plural wipes
2 wipe
/ˈwaɪp/
noun
plural wipes
Learner's definition of WIPE
[count]
: a small, wet cloth that is used for cleaning
: an act of cleaning or drying something by using a towel, your hand, etc.
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