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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

(waɪp)
vb (tr)
1. to rub (a surface or object) lightly, esp with (a cloth, hand, etc), as in removing dust, water, grime, etc
2. (usually foll by: off, away, from, up, etc) to remove by or as if by rubbing lightly: he wiped the dirt from his hands.
3. to eradicate or cancel (a thought, memory, etc)
4. (Electronics) to erase a recording from (an audio or video tape)
5. informal Austral to abandon or reject (a person)
6. (General Engineering) to apply (oil, grease, etc) by wiping
7. (Building) to form (a joint between two lead pipes) with solder or soft lead
8. wipe the floor with someone informal to defeat someone decisively
n
9. the act or an instance of wiping
10. (Film) (in film editing) an effect causing the transition from one scene to the next in which the image of the first scene appears to be wiped off the screen by that of the second
11. dialect a sweeping blow or stroke
12. dialect Brit a gibe or jeer
13. (Clothing & Fashion) obsolete a slang name for handkerchief
[Old English wīpian, related to Middle Low German wīpen, wīp bundle (of cloth), Old High German wīffa, wīfan to wind, Gothic weipan to wreathe]

wipe

(waɪp)

v. wiped, wip•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to rub lightly with something in order to clean or dry the surface: to wipe furniture with a soft cloth.
2. to clean or dry by patting or rubbing on or with something: to wipe one's hands on a towel.
3. to rub or draw (something) over a surface, as in cleaning or drying.
4. to remove by or as if by rubbing with or on something (usu. fol. by away, off, out, etc.)
5. to erase, as from existence or memory: to wipe a thought from one's mind.
6. to erase (magnetic tape, a recording, etc.).
7. to seal (a pipe joint) with solder spread by a piece of cloth or leather.
8. wipe out,
a. to destroy completely; demolish.
b. to murder; kill.
c. Slang. to be forced out of competition by a fall, collision, etc.
d. Slang. to fail decisively, as in one's training or in an enterprise.
e. Slang. to intoxicate or make high, esp. on narcotic drugs.
9. wipe up, to clean completely by wiping.
n.
10. an act of wiping: Give the dishes a quick wipe.
11. a rub, as of one thing over another.
12. a piece of absorbent material, as of paper or cloth, used for wiping.
13. a sweeping stroke or blow.
14. a gibe.
[before 1000; Middle English (v.), Old English wīpian, c. Middle Low German wīpen to throw, Old High German wīfen to wind round, Gothic weipan to crown; probably akin to Latin vibrāre to move to and fro]

wipe


Past participle: wiped
Gerund: wiping

Imperative
wipe
wipe
Present
I wipe
you wipe
he/she/it wipes
we wipe
you wipe
they wipe
Preterite
I wiped
you wiped
he/she/it wiped
we wiped
you wiped
they wiped
Present Continuous
I am wiping
you are wiping
he/she/it is wiping
we are wiping
you are wiping
they are wiping
Present Perfect
I have wiped
you have wiped
he/she/it has wiped
we have wiped
you have wiped
they have wiped
Past Continuous
I was wiping
you were wiping
he/she/it was wiping
we were wiping
you were wiping
they were wiping
Past Perfect
I had wiped
you had wiped
he/she/it had wiped
we had wiped
you had wiped
they had wiped
Future
I will wipe
you will wipe
he/she/it will wipe
we will wipe
you will wipe
they will wipe
Future Perfect
I will have wiped
you will have wiped
he/she/it will have wiped
we will have wiped
you will have wiped
they will have wiped
Future Continuous
I will be wiping
you will be wiping
he/she/it will be wiping
we will be wiping
you will be wiping
they will be wiping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wiping
you have been wiping
he/she/it has been wiping
we have been wiping
you have been wiping
they have been wiping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wiping
you will have been wiping
he/she/it will have been wiping
we will have been wiping
you will have been wiping
they will have been wiping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wiping
you had been wiping
he/she/it had been wiping
we had been wiping
you had been wiping
they had been wiping
Conditional
I would wipe
you would wipe
he/she/it would wipe
we would wipe
you would wipe
they would wipe
Past Conditional
I would have wiped
you would have wiped
he/she/it would have wiped
we would have wiped
you would have wiped
they would have wiped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wipe - the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub"
physical contact, contact - the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
scuff - the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)
Verb1.wipe - rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
sponge - wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
squeegee - wipe with a squeegee; "squeegee the windows"
broom, sweep - sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
towel - wipe with a towel; "towel your hair dry"
whisk off, whisk - brush or wipe off lightly
deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume - 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"
wipe away, wipe off - remove by wiping
rub out, score out, wipe off, erase, efface - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"

wipe

verb
1. clean, dry, polish, brush, dust, rub, sponge, mop, swab She wiped her hands on the towel.
2. erase, remove, take off, get rid of, take away, rub off, efface, clean off, sponge off Gleb wiped the sweat from his face.
noun
1. rub, clean, polish, brush, lick, sponge, mop, swab I'll give the surfaces a wipe with some disinfectant.
wipe something or someone out destroy, eliminate, take out (slang), massacre, slaughter, erase, eradicate, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), obliterate, liquidate (informal), annihilate, efface, exterminate, expunge, extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth (informal), kill to the last man a fanatic who is determined to wipe out anyone who opposes him
wipe something up clean something up, mop something up, sop something up I spilled my coffee and Mom leaned across me to wipe it up.

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
مسحمَسْح، تَنْظيف بالفَرْكيَفْرُك، يَمْحويَمْسَحيـَمْسَحُ
otřítutřít
tørreaftørringfjerneslette
pyyhkiä
brisati
letörlés
òerra, òurrka af/burt/uppòerrun, òaî aî òurrka afòurrka , òerra
拭く
닦다
išbraukti išnušluostymasnuvalymasvalytuvas
aizslaucītnoslaucīšananoslaucītnotrauktslaucīšana
utrenie
brisanjebrisatipobrisatizbrisati
raderatorka
เช็ดออก
silmektemizlemesilerek temizlemeksilip kurulamaksilme
lau chùixoá

wipe

[waɪp]
A. N
1. (= action) to give sth a wipe (down or over)pasar un trapo a algo, dar una pasada con un trapo a algo
2. (= product) → toallita f
baby wipestoallitas fpl húmedas para el bebé
face wipestoallitas húmedas para la cara
B. VT
1. (= clean, dry) [+ table, floor, surface] → pasar un trapo a, limpiar (con un trapo); [+ blackboard] → borrar, limpiar; [+ dishes] → secar; [+ one's nose, shoes] → limpiarse; [+ one's face, hands] → secarse
to wipe one's eyes/one's browenjugarse or secarse las lágrimas/la frente
wipe your feet before you come inlímpiate los pies antes de entrar
to wipe one's bottomlimpiarse el trasero
to wipe sth cleanlimpiar algo
to wipe sth drysecar algo (con un trapo/una toalla, etc)
to wipe the floor with sbdar una paliza a algn
to wipe the slate cleanhacer borrón y cuenta nueva
2. (= remove) she wiped the sweat from or off her facese secó or se limpió el sudor de la cara
she wiped the tears from her eyesse secó or se limpió las lágrimas de los ojos
he stood up, wiping the crumbs from around his mouthse levantó, limpiándose or quitándose las migas de alrededor de la boca
ten billion pounds was wiped off sharesel valor de las acciones bajó en diez mil millones de libras
that will wipe the smile off her face!¡eso le quitará las ganas de sonreír!, ¡con eso se le quitarán las ganas de sonreír!
3. (= move, pass)
to wipe sth over sth he wiped a handkerchief over his foreheadse enjugó or se secó la frente con un pañuelo
he wiped his hand across his eyesse pasó la mano por los ojos
4. (= erase) [+ tape, disk, data] → borrar
they had wiped what had happened from their mindshabían borrado de la memoria lo sucedido
the village was wiped from or off the map in a bombing raidlos bombardeos borraron la aldea del mapa
C. VIsecar
you wash, I'll wipefriega, yo seco
wipe at VI + PREP (= dry) → secar; (= clean) → limpiar
she wiped at her nose with (the back of) her handse secó/limpió la nariz con (el dorso de) la mano
wipe away VT + ADV
1. (lit) [+ one's tears] → enjugarse, secarse; [+ sb's tears] → enjugar, secar; [+ marks] → quitar, limpiar
he wiped away the blood with a handkerchieflimpió la sangre con un pañuelo
2. (fig) [+ guilt, hurt, memory] → borrar
wipe down VT + ADV [+ surface, wall] → limpiar
wipe off
A. VT + ADV (= remove) [+ stain, marks] → quitar, limpiar; [+ recording, data] → borrar
B. VI + ADV [stain, marks] → salir, limpiarse
wipe out VT + ADV
1. (= clean) [+ container] → limpiar
2. (= eliminate) [+ town, people, army] → aniquilar; [+ species] → exterminar; [+ disease] → erradicar; [+ opposition] → derrotar de forma aplastante, aniquilar
3. (= erase) [+ past, memory] → borrar
4. (= cancel) [+ debt] → liquidar; [+ gains] → cancelar
5. (= exhaust) → dejar hecho polvo
6. (= bankrupt) → dejar en la ruina or bancarrota
7. (= kill) → liquidar, borrar del mapa
wipe up
A. VT + ADVlimpiar
B. VI + ADV
1. (= dry the dishes) → secar
2. (= clean up) → limpiar

wipe

[ˈwaɪp]
n
(with sponge)coup m d'éponge; (with cloth)coup m de chiffon
to give sth a wipe → passer un (bon) coup sur qch
(= cloth) → lingette f
antiseptic wipe → lingette antiseptique
baby wipe → lingette bébé
facial wipes → lingette démaquillante
vt [+ surface, table, floor, basin] → essuyer; [+ hands] → s'essuyer
Ida wiped her hands on her apron → Ida s'essuya les mains sur son tablier.
to wipe one's nose → s'essuyer le nez
to wipe one's feet → s'essuyer les pieds
Wipe your feet! → Essuie-toi les pieds!
[+ sweat, tears] → essuyer
(= clear) [+ tape, disk, video] → effacer
wipe away
vt sep [+ tears, sweat, stain, dirt] → essuyer
to wipe away one's tears → essuyer ses larmes
wipe off
vt [+ stain, dirt, make-up] → essuyer
to wipe the smile off sb's face → effacer le sourire du visage de qn
wipe out
vt sep
[+ debt] → effacer
[+ memory] → effacer
(= destroy) → anéantir
wipe up
vt sepessuyer

wipe

nWischen nt; to give something a wipeetw abwischen
vtwischen; flooraufwischen; windowüberwischen; hands, feetabwischen, abputzen (rare); to wipe somebody/something dryjdn/etw abtrocknen or trocken reiben; to wipe somebody/something cleanjdn/etw sauber wischen or säubern; to wipe something with/on a clothetw mit/an einem Tuch abwischen; to wipe one’s browsich (dat)die Stirn abwischen; to wipe one’s eyessich (dat)die Augen wischen; to wipe one’s nosesich (dat)die Nase putzen; to wipe one’s feetsich (dat)die Füße or Schuhe abstreifen or -wischen or -treten; to wipe the tears from one’s eyessich (dat)die Tränen aus den Augen wischen; to wipe one’s bottomsich (dat)den Hintern abputzen, sich abputzen; to wipe the floor with somebody (fig inf)jdn fertigmachen (inf)

wipe

:
wipe-down
nAbreibung f
wipe-over
n to give something a wipeetw über- or abwischen

wipe

[waɪp]
1. npulita, passata
to give sth a wipe → dare una pulita or una passata a qc
2. vt (gen) → pulire; (blackboard, tape) → cancellare
to wipe one's eyes → asciugarsi gli occhi
to wipe one's nose → soffiarsi il naso
to wipe one's feet or shoes → pulirsi i piedi
to wipe one's bottom → pulirsi il sedere
to wipe the dishes → asciugare i piatti
to wipe sth dry → asciugare qc
to wipe the floor with sb (fig) (fam) → schiacciare qn
wipe away vt + adv (marks) → togliere; (tears) → asciugare
wipe down vt + advpulire
wipe off vt + advcancellare; (stains) → togliere (strofinando)
wipe out vt + adv
a. (erase, writing, memory) → cancellare; (debt) → liquidare
b. (destroy, town, race, enemy) → annientare
wipe up
1. vi + adv (dry dishes) → asciugare i piatti
2. vt + advasciugare

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.

wipe

يـَمْسَحُ otřít tørre wischen σφουγγίζω limpiar pyyhkiä essuyer brisati strofinare 拭く 닦다 vegen tørke (av) wytrzeć limpar com um pano вытирать torka เช็ดออก silmek lau chùi

wipe

vt enjugar; to — oneself (after moving bowels) limpiarse
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