wipe
Pronunciation Verb

wipe (wipes, present participle wiping; past and past participle wiped)

  1. (transitive) To move an object over, maintaining contact, with the intention of removing some substance from the surface. (Compare rub.)
    Melissa wiped her glasses with her shirt.
    I wiped the sweat from my brow with the back of my hand.
    Tom started to wipe his eyes.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
      So they passed through the Palace Gates and were led into a big room with a green carpet and lovely green furniture set with emeralds. The soldier made them all wipe their feet upon a green mat before entering this room, and when they were seated he said politely […]
  2. (transitive) To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; usually followed by away, off, or out.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon.
  3. (obsolete) To cheat; to defraud; to trick; usually followed by out.
    • (More's Utopia)
      If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside their goods.
  4. (transitive, computing) To erase.
    I accidentally wiped my hard drive.
  5. (transitive, plumbing) To make (a joint, as between pieces of lead pipe), by surrounding the junction with a mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.
  6. (figurative) To remove an expression from one's face.
    • 2008, Adele, First Love
      Please wipe that look out of your eyes, it's bribing me to doubt myself.
    You should wipe that smirk off your face before the boss comes in.
  7. (transitive) To deperm (a ship).
Translations Translations Noun

wipe (plural wipes)

  1. The act of wiping something.
    multiple wipes of a computer's hard disk
  2. A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.
  3. A kind of film transition where one shot replaces another by travelling from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape.
Translations Noun

wipe (plural wipes)

  1. A lapwing, especially a northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).
Verb

wipe (wipes, present participle wiping; past and past participle wiped)

  1. (intransitive, RPG, video games) To have all members of a party die in a single campaign, event, or battle; to be wiped out.
    If you try to fight that boss underprepared, you're definitely gonna wipe.
Noun

wipe (plural wipes)

  1. (RPG, video games) An instance of all members of a party dying in a single campaign, event, or battle; a wipeout.
    Synonyms: TPK



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