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Definition of Wipe

Wipe

  1. The lapwing.
  2. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
  3. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively.
  4. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out.
  5. Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
  6. A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe.
  7. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm.
  8. A handkerchief.
  9. Stain; brand.

Wipe Quotations

Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

War is a racket. It always has been... A few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war.
Smedley Butler

You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.
Ernest Hemingway

I will come up with a project that will wipe out poverty in the Philippines in two years. I want to remove the people from economic crisis by using the Marcos wealth. Long after I'm gone, people will remember me for building them homes and roads and hospitals and giving them food.
Imelda Marcos

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Wipe Translations

wipe in Dutch is afvegen, wissen, afdrogen, afwissen
wipe in French is essuyez, essuyent, essuyons, essuyer
wipe in German is abstreifen, wischen, abstreifen
wipe in Swedish is torka
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