wipe away

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Verb1.wipe away - remove by wipingwipe away - remove by wiping      
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
deterge - wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body; "This drug is powerful enough to deterge"

w>wipe away

vt sep (lit, fig)wegwischen; tears alsoabwischen
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Mr Allworthy had no sooner lifted up his eyes, and thanked Heaven for these hopes of his recovery, than Mr Blifil drew near, with a very dejected aspect, and having applied his handkerchief to his eye, either to wipe away his tears, or to do as Ovid somewhere expresses himself on another occasion
And immediately after this came the delicious, slow saunter, with his hand on the scythe, during which he could wipe away the streaming sweat, take deep breaths of air, and look about at the long string of mowers and at what was happening around in the forest and the country.
Agatha listened with respect, her eyes sometimes filled with tears, which she endeavoured to wipe away unperceived; but I generally found that her countenance and tone were more cheerful after having listened to the exhortations of her father.
Altisidora then, pretending to wipe away her tears with a handkerchief, made an obeisance to her master and mistress and quitted the room.
Mademoiselle Hennequin used me several times to wipe away tears, and it is strong proof how much both parties were thinking of other matters, that neither discovered who was present at so interesting a tete-a-tete.
One woman wept and Labour MP Stephen Pound pretended to wipe away a tear too.
Labour's Stephen Pound pretended to wipe away a tear.
The tears in my eyes I wipe away, But the pain in my heart is here to stay, So with aching heart I whisper low, God bless you dear, I miss you so.
The report mentioned that Pistorius, dressed a dark suit and tie, later appeared to wipe away tears.
WALKER Andrea The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, The ache in my heart will never go away.
Cowie believes Miller could begin to wipe away the pain by adding to his tally of 10 goals this season against West Ham.
But our memories make us smile, as we wipe away our tears.