Meaning of “wipe” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /waɪp/

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.
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.

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.

(Definition of “wipe verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)