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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
Translations of “wipe”
in Korean -을 닦다…
in Arabic يَمْسَح…
in French essuyer, effacer…
in Turkish silmek…
in Italian pulire, asciugare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擦,拭,抹…
in Russian вытирать…
in Polish wycierać…
in Spanish limpiar, enjugar…
in Portuguese enxugar…
in German (ab)wischen, wischen…
in Catalan netejar, eixugar…
in Japanese (布などで)~をふく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擦,拭,抹…
(Definition of wipe verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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