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Origin of wipe

First recorded before 1000; Middle English wipen, Old English wīpian; cognate with Old High German wīfan “to wind round,” Gothic weipan “to crown”; perhaps akin to Latin vibrāre “to move to and fro”
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British Dictionary definitions for wipe

wipe
/ (waɪp) /

verb (tr)

noun

Word Origin for wipe

Old English wīpian, related to Middle Low German wīpen, wīp bundle (of cloth), Old High German wīffa, wīfan to wind, Gothic weipan to wreathe
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Idioms and Phrases with wipe

wipe

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