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English definition of “wipe”


verb [T]    /wɑɪp/
to slide something over the surface of something else, in order to remove dirt, food, or liquid: Please wipe your feet before you come into the house. She gently wiped and cleaned her scraped knee. [M] Just take the sponge in the sink and wipe the table off.
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