Complete Definition of "wipe"

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Pronunciation
audio|en-us-wipe.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪp|-aɪp

Etymology
OE. wipan.

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|wip|ing

  1. To move an object over, maintaining contact, with the intention of removing some substance from the surface. (cf. rub)

#: I wiped my glasses with my shirt.
#: I wiped the sweat from my brow with the back of my hand.

  1. computing To erase.

#: I accidentally wiped my hard drive.

Translations
trans-top|removing surface substance
Danish: tørre
Dutch: vegen
Finnish: pyyhkiä
French: essuyer
Ga: enga
German: wischen
trans-mid
Kyerepon: pwere
Spanish: limpiar
Swedish: torka, torka av
Twi: pepa
Vietnamese: lau, chùi, lau sạch, chùi sạch
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trans-top|erasing a computer disk
Danish: slette
Dutch: wissen
German: löschen
trans-mid
Spanish: formatear
Swedish: radera
Vietnamese: xoá
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.

Translations
Danish: viskestykke
Vietnamese: khÄn lau, khÄn chùi

Derived terms

wipe out
wipeout
wipe somebody's eye
asswipe

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