verb (used with object), wiped, wip·ing.
- to erase (magnetic tape, a recording, etc.)
- to delete the entire contents and settings of (a digital storage device, mobile device, etc.):She remotely wiped her computer after it was stolen.
- to apply (solder in a semifluid state) by spreading with leather or cloth over the part to be soldered.
- to form (a joint) in this manner.
- to destroy completely; demolish: The entire city was wiped out.
- Informal. to murder; kill: They wiped him out to keep him from testifying.
- Slang. to beat decisively, as in sports.
- Slang. (in sports) to be taken out of competition by a fall, accident, collision, etc.
- Slang. to intoxicate or cause to become high, especially on narcotic drugs.
Origin of wipe
Definition for wiped (2 of 2)
Origin of wiped-out
Examples from the Web for wiped
The folk memory of medieval community life had been wiped out by the industrial revolution.
Schmidt had arrived in California after his family had been wiped out by tuberculosis in his home state of Rhode Island.
As the deadly virus swept through the region, entire families of farmers and harvesters were wiped out.
For the uninitiated, the film is set on a future Earth whose crops (save corn) have been wiped out by a mysterious blight.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the international community does not stand up, we will be wiped out.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Yes, I wanted to dance with you, Nieves," he said as he wiped his brow with his handkerchief.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
For Louis wiped his beard on his sleeve and lay back hopelessly drunk.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
Six or eight of them were perfectly clean, as if just wiped out.Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
He wiped his eyes with a handkerchief that was almost as dirty as his face.Trading Jeff and his Dog|James Arthur Kjelgaard
She bowed her head and wiped away the tears that moistened her now paling cheeks.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross|Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for wiped
Word Origin for wipe
Idioms and Phrases with wiped
In addition to the idioms beginning with wipe
- wipe off the map
- wipe out
- wipe the slate clean
- mop up (wipe) the floor with
- settle (wipe out) an old score