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English definition of “wipe”

wipe

verb [T]
 
 
/waɪp/
CLEAN B2 to clean or dry something by moving a cloth across it: I had a job wiping tables in a cafe. She wiped her hands on the towel.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning and tidying places and things
wipe sth from/away/off, etc B2 to remove dirt, water, a mark, etc from something with a cloth or your hand: He wiped a tear from his eye.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning and tidying places and things
REMOVE if someone or something wipes a computer's, phone's, etc. memory, it removes all the data from the memory: The virus wiped the memory of my computer.Computer conceptsRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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