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wipe

 (wīp)
tr.v. wiped, wip·ing, wipes
1.
a. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
b. To clean or dry by rubbing: wiped my feet before I went inside.
c. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
2.
a. To remove by or as if by rubbing: wipe off dirt; wipe away grease.
b. To blot out completely, as from the memory.
3.
a. To spread or apply by or as if by wiping: wiped furniture polish over the table.
b. To form (a joint) in plumbing by spreading solder with a piece of cloth or leather.
n.
1. The act or an instance of wiping.
2. Something, such as a towel or tissue, used for wiping.
3. A cam that activates another part; a wiper.
4.
a. A blow or swipe.
b. Informal A jeer; a gibe.
5. A transition from one scene in a film or movie to another, effected by means of a line passing across the screen.
Phrasal Verb:
wipe out
1. To destroy or be destroyed completely.
2. Slang To murder.
3. Sports To lose one's balance and fall, as when skiing or surfing.

[Middle English wipen, from Old English wīpian; see weip- in Indo-European roots.]

wipe out

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to destroy completely; eradicate
2. (tr) informal to murder or kill
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to fall or jump off a surfboard or skateboard
4. (Skateboarding) (intr) to fall or jump off a surfboard or skateboard
n
5. an act or instance of wiping out
6. (Telecommunications) the interference of one radio signal by another so that reception is impossible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wipe out - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
run out - exhaust the supply of; "We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"
drain - deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
luxuriate, indulge - enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream"
burn off, burn up, burn - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
spend - spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
take, use up, occupy - require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
play out, sap, tire, exhaust, run down - deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
2.wipe out - kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
3.wipe out - eliminate completely and without a trace; "The old values have been wiped out"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
4.wipe out - remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
5.wipe out - mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
6.wipe out - wipe out the effect of something; "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise"; "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

wipe

verb
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.Also used with out:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, x (out).
Law: vacate.
phrasal verb
wipe out
2. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution:
3. Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
Translations
يُزيل، يَتَخَلَّص مِنيَمحو، يُدَمِّر كُلِيايَمْسَح من الدّاخِل
udryddeudslette
eltöröl a föld színérõl
afmá, òurrka útgjöreyîahreinsa meî klúti
içini silip temizlemeksilip yok etmektamamen ortadan kaldırmak

w>wipe out

vt sep
(= clean) bath, bowlauswischen
(= erase) memory, part of brain, sth on blackboard(aus)löschen; guilty feelingsverschwinden lassen
(= cancel) debtbereinigen; gain, benefitzunichtemachen
(= destroy) disease, village, raceausrotten; enemy, battalionaufreiben

wipe

(waip) verb
1. to clean or dry by rubbing with a cloth, paper etc. Would you wipe the table for me?
2. to remove by rubbing with a cloth, paper etc. The child wiped her tears away with her handkerchief; Wipe that writing off (the blackboard); Please wipe up that spilt milk.
noun
an act of cleaning by rubbing. Give the table a wipe.
ˈwiper noun
(also windscreen wiper) a moving arm for clearing rain etc from a vehicle's windscreen.
wipe out
1. to clean the inside of (a bowl etc) with a cloth etc.
2. to remove; to get rid of. You must try to wipe out the memory of these terrible events.
3. to destroy completely. They wiped out the whole regiment in one battle.
References in classic literature ?
The soothsayer, who had perceived what went on in Zarathustra's soul, wiped his face with his hand, as if he would wipe out the impression; the same did also Zarathustra.
At fifty-five he began life again, determined with his pen to wipe out the debt.
Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al-Dabbagh said its army had decided to wipe out "terrorist hide-outs" in the area once and for all, adding: "God willing, Haifa Street will never threaten Iraqi people again.