wipe off

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Related to wipe off: wipe away, wipe up, call on, wipe off the map
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wipe off - remove by wipingwipe off - 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"
2.wipe off - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasingwipe off - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
sponge - erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
delete, cancel - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"
scratch out, cut out - strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out; "scratch out my name on that list"
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w>wipe off

vt sep
markweg- or abwischen; (from blackboard also) → ab- or auslöschen; wipe that smile off your face (inf)hör auf zu grinsen (inf); I’ll soon wipe that smile off his face (inf)dem wird bald das Lachen vergehen; to be wiped off the map or the face of the earthvon der Landkarte or Erdoberfläche getilgt werden
(Fin) millions were wiped off share values yesterdaygestern kam es zu Aktienverlusten in Millionenhöhe
visich weg- or abwischen lassen
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I have not now leisure to enter upon so large a field of speculation, as here seems opening upon me; my design was to wipe off a doctrine that lay in my way; since, while Mr Jones was acting the most virtuous part imaginable in labouring to preserve his fellow-creatures from destruction, the devil, or some other evil spirit, one perhaps cloathed in human flesh, was hard at work to make him completely miserable in the ruin of his Sophia.
Anyway, I shall first slap him; the initiative will be mine; and by the laws of honour that is everything: he will be branded and cannot wipe off the slap by any blows, by nothing but a duel.
Let me wipe off that strawberry jam over your mouth."
Let us be off to shave these duennas; and on our return I promise on my word to make such haste to wipe off all that's due as will satisfy your worship; I can't say more."
Anxious to wipe off so foul a stigma on the reputation of the Crow nation, they followed on his trial, nor quit hovering about him on his march until they had stolen a number of his best horses and mules.
Carefully she rubbed and ironed every fold and every hem, with the most scrupulous exactness, every now and then raising her hand to her face to wipe off the tears that were coursing down her cheeks.
When they were at work they could not even wipe off their faces--they were as helpless as newly born babes in that respect; and it may seem like a small matter, but when the sweat began to run down their necks and tickle them, or a fly to bother them, it was a torture like being burned alive.