Associations to the word «Wipe»


WIPE, verb. (transitive) To move an object over, maintaining contact, with the intention of removing some substance from the surface. (Compare rub.)
WIPE, verb. (transitive) To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; usually followed by away, off, or out.
WIPE, verb. (obsolete) To cheat; to defraud; to trick; usually followed by out.
WIPE, verb. (transitive) (computing) To erase.
WIPE, verb. (transitive) (plumbing) To make (a joint, as between pieces of lead pipe), by surrounding the junction with a mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.
WIPE, verb. (figurative) To change one's demeanour or facial expression.
WIPE, noun. The act of wiping something.
WIPE, noun. A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.
WIPE, noun. A kind of film transition where one shot replaces another by travelling from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape.
WIPE, noun. The lapwing.
WIPE AWAY, verb. To remove or erase with a wiping motion
WIPE DOWN, verb. To clean the exterior surface of an object, typically by hand using a damp dishcloth or other cleaning cloth.
WIPE OFF, verb. To remove something by wiping.
WIPE OFF, verb. To destroy completely, leaving no trace
WIPE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To destroy (a large number of people or things); to obliterate.
WIPE OUT, verb. To physically erase something written.
WIPE OUT, verb. To do away with; to cause to disappear
WIPE OUT, verb. (intransitive) To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)
WIPE SOMEONE'S EYE, verb. (idiomatic) To defeat; to defeat humiliatingly.
WIPE THE FLOOR, verb. (informal) (with "with") To be well ahead, or to win a competition by a considerable margin over the other competitors.
WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN, verb. (idiomatic) To make a fresh start, for example by forgetting about previous differences and disagreements.
WIPE UP, verb. (British) (intransitive) To dry utensils, dishes etc. that have been washed.
WIPE UP, verb. To completely remove spilled liquid or solids, typically by hand using a dishcloth.
WIPE UP, verb. To clean thoroughly, particularly with a dishcloth or rag.
WIPE UP, verb. (US) (metaphor) To thoroughly defeat an opponent.

Dictionary definition

WIPE, noun. The act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub".
WIPE, verb. Rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth".

Wise words

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