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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

There's no one place a virus goes to die - but that doesn't make its demise any less a public health victory. Throughout human history, viral diseases have had their way with us, and for just as long, we have hunted them down and done our best to wipe them out.
Jeffrey Kluger

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

You can't put a load of rockstars up on a stage and expect to wipe out global poverty. That's ludicrous.
Noel Gallagher

This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!
Emma Thompson
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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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