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wipe

verb [T] uk   /waɪp/ us  
B2 to slide something, especially a piece of cloth, over the surface of something else, in order to remove dirt, food, or liquid: Do you have a cloth that I can wipe the floor with? I'll just get a sponge and wipe the crumbs off the table. Don't wipe your nose on your sleeve! Someone has wiped their dirty hands on my nice clean towel!Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words

wipe

noun [C] uk   /waɪp/ us  
[C] an act of wiping: I'd better give the floor a quick wipe before someone slips on it.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words a piece of soft, wet cloth or paper that you use for wiping: baby wipesToiletry and perfumesEquipment used for cleaning
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