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"wipe" in British English

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wipeverb [T]

uk   us   /waɪp/
B2 to ​slide something, ​especially a ​piece of ​cloth, over the ​surface of something ​else, in ​order to ​removedirt, ​food, or ​liquid: Do you have some ​papertowels that I can wipe the ​floor with? I'll just get a ​sponge and wipe the ​crumbs off the ​table. Don't wipe ​yournose onyoursleeve! Someone has wiped ​theirdirtyhands on my ​nicecleantowel!

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wipenoun [C]

uk   us   /waɪp/
a ​piece of ​soft, ​wetcloth or ​paper that you use for wiping: baby wipes an ​act of wiping: I'd ​better give the ​floor a ​quick wipe before someone ​slips on it.
(Definition of wipe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wipe" in American English

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wipeverb [T]

 us   /wɑɪp/
to ​slide something over the ​surface of something ​else, in ​order to ​removedirt, ​food, or ​liquid: Please wipe ​yourfeet before you come into the ​house. She ​gently wiped and ​cleaned her ​scrapedknee. [M] Just take the ​sponge in the ​sink and wipe the ​table off.
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(Definition of wipe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wipe" in Business English

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wipeverb [T]

uk   us   /waɪp/ IT
if someone or something wipes a computer's, phone's, etc. ​memory, it ​removes all the ​data from the ​memory: The ​virus wipes the ​memory of any ​computer that ​downloads the ​file.
(Definition of wipe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wipe”
in Korean -을 닦다…
in Arabic يَمْسَح…
in Malaysian mengelap, mengesat…
in French essuyer, effacer…
in Russian вытирать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擦,拭,抹…
in Italian pulire, asciugare…
in Turkish silmek…
in Polish wycierać…
in Spanish limpiar, enjugar…
in Vietnamese làm sạch, lau…
in Portuguese enxugar…
in Thai เช็ด, ขัด, เช็ดให้สะอาด…
in German (ab)wischen, wischen…
in Catalan netejar, eixugar…
in Japanese (布などで)~をふく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擦,拭,抹…
in Indonesian menyeka…
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