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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

Literally, if we took away the minimum wage - if conceivably it was gone - we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.
Michele Bachmann

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

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
Melissa Bean
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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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