- 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
How to use wipe in a sentence
Sanitizing hand wipes with alcohol as their key ingredient should also work.Need to remove sap from asphalt? Get out the hand sanitizer.|Jeanne Huber|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
So when he travels across the country now, he packs sanitizing wipes and masks.One man’s urgent mission: Photographing World War II veterans before they’re gone|Jessica Contrera|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
If you’re looking for an example of Clorox’s long-standing culture of innovation, look no further than the wipes currently selling like hotcakes.
Fast-forward to now, and the wipes anchor Clorox’s cleaning business, a source of nearly a third of company revenue and its biggest unit.
I take a make-up wipe and clean my whole face then apply a clear mask instead of a sheet one so I don’t look crazy to the people around me!Here’s The Beauty Routine Behind Laura Harrier’s Flawless Skin|Allison McGevna|October 5, 2020|Essence.com
I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.
I was mortified and ended up wiping the makeup off my face as soon as I got a chance.
He stuck the barrel of the gun out his window and started wiping it down with a rag.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“She walked around the cabin with her glass of wine, finishing the wine, then wiping off the glass,” Clark says.
A Colombian coffee plantation teaches a valuable lesson in the fight to keep a dreaded disease from wiping out our favorite brew.
Sarah was standing on the porch again wiping her hands on her apron, looking away toward the fields.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He put on his soft hat and nervously took it off again, and wiping his face with his handkerchief, complained of the heat.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Another singer has just finished his turn, and comes out of the smoky hall, wiping the perspiration from his short, fat neck.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
Wiping his chin inexpertly with the back of a grizzled hand, he looked up and eyed his visitor interrogatively.
Elizabeth left the room, wiping her eyes, and Poynter sat down beside the doctor, and shook hands.The Bag of Diamonds|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for wipe
Word Origin for wipe
Other Idioms and Phrases with wipe
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