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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

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

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

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

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
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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