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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 or something similar: I was just wiping up the soup that you spilled in the kitchen. Have you got something I could wipe up this mess with?Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
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