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English definition of “wipe sth up”

wipe sth up

phrasal verb with wipe     /waɪp/ verb [T]
to remove a substance, usually liquid, with a cloth: Have you got something I could wipe this mess up with?Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning and tidying places and things
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