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Definition of "wipe" []

  • To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry. (verb-transitive)
  • To clean or dry by rubbing: wiped my feet before I went inside. (verb-transitive)
  • To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove by or as if by rubbing: wipe off dirt; wipe away grease. (verb-transitive)
  • To blot out completely, as from the memory. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wipe" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes at our ceremonies, we go in for what we call a wipe down."
  • "This ass wipe is just plain old chicken crap nasty."
  • "Once again wipe down the pan and replace with the sweet potato chunks (do in 2 batches if necessary to not overcrowd the pan)."