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wipe

 
 
pronunciation:
waIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
phrases:
wipe out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wipes, wiping, wiped
definition 1: to clean or dry (a surface) by rubbing lightly with a soft cloth, paper, one's hand, or the like.
I wiped the wet dishes with a towel.
definition 2: to remove (dirt, moisture, or the like) by so doing (usu. fol. by "away," "off," "out," or "up").
He wiped the mud off his shoes.I wiped up the spilled milk.She wiped away her tears.
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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