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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

Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relating to my family.
Eric Clapton

From zoning to labor to food safety to insurance, local food systems daily face a phalanx of regulatory hurdles designed and implemented to police industrial food models but which prejudicially wipe out the antidote: appropriate scaled local food systems.
Joel Salatin

Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt.
Alex Berenson

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