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wipe

wipe

 
 
pronunciation:
waIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
phrases:
wipe out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wiped, wipes, wiping
definition 1: to clean or dry (a surface) by rubbing lightly with a soft cloth, paper, one's hand, or the like.
definition 2: to remove (dirt, moisture, or the like) by so doing (usu. fol. by away, off, out, or up).
similar words:
rub
definition 3: to remove or erase as though by so doing.
Wipe all negative thoughts from your mind.
definition 4: to rub, spread, or draw over a surface.
He wiped some polish on the shoe.
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phrase: wipe out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one light rub or a brief rubbing; act of wiping.
definition 2: that which wipes or is used for wiping; wiper.
definition 3: a sweeping blow, as with a hand or paw; swipe.
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