Wipe Meaning and Definition


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Wipe meaning

Word: Wipe

How to pronounce: waɪp

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Clean or dry (something) by rubbing its surface with a cloth, a piece of paper, or one's hand.

Example sentences: "Paul wiped his face with a handkerchief"

2. Remove or eliminate (something) completely.

Example sentences: "Things have happened to wipe the smile off Kate's face"

3. Erase data from (a computer system or electronic or magnetic storage device)

Example sentences: "I discovered all of my hard drives had been wiped"

Noun

Definitions:

1. An act of wiping.

Example sentences: "Bert was giving the machine a final wipe over with an oily rag"

2. A disposable cloth treated with a cleansing agent, for wiping things clean.

Example sentences: "I keep a box of final wipes in my desk at work and grab one or two when ever I go to the bathroom."

3. A cinematographic effect in which an existing picture seems to be wiped out by a new one as the boundary between them moves across the screen.

Example sentences: "Split screen, weird wipes, floating frames and fades - they guy does everything possible to replicate the look of a comic page, shy of actually shooting one on an animation stand."


Synonyms:

mop

rubbing

clean

blot

erase

rub

efface

wash

obliterate

rub out

destroy

wipe out

annihilate

mop up

wipe up

dry

wipe down

liquidate

eliminate

exterminate


Derivations:

wiping

wiped

wiper


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Wipe in Other Languages...

Spanish: Limpiar

German: Wischen

French: Essuyer

Italian: Pulire

Turkish: Silme


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