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wipe

wipe

 
 
pronunciation:
waIp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
wipe out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wiped, wipes, wiping
definition 1: to clean or dry by rubbing lightly with a soft cloth, paper, or one's hand.
I wiped the wet dishes with a towel before putting them away.
definition 2: to remove by wiping (usually followed by "away," "off," "out," or "up").
He wiped the crumbs off the table.She wiped away the tears on her baby's face.
similar words:
rub
phrase: wipe out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one light rub or a brief rubbing; act of wiping.
The waitress gave the table a quick wipe.
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