Wipe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |waɪp|  American pronunciation of the word wipe
Brit.  |waɪp|  British pronunciation of the word wipe


- the act of rubbing or wiping (syn: rub)


- rub with a circular motion


Would you wipe the dishes?

She wiped her eyes with a tissue.

We were wiping the spots from the wine glasses.

He wiped his hand across his forehead.

With a wipe, the spill was gone.

He wiped the dishes dry.

Using a second cloth, wipe the floor dry.

He had the happy faculty of wiping his mind clear of harassing thoughts.

Wipe the table with a damp cloth.

Bill wiped his eyes (=wiped the tears from his face) and apologized.

He pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and wiped his nose.

He wiped his mouth on the back of his hand.

Kim wiped the sweat from her face.

You wash, I'll wipe.

An occasional wipe with a soft cloth will keep the surface shiny.

Phrasal verbs

wipe away  — remove by wiping
wipe off  — remove by wiping
wipe out  — use up (resources or materials)
wipe up  — to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

Word forms

I/you/we/they: wipe
he/she/it: wipes
present participle: wiping
past tense: wiped
past participle: wiped
singular: wipe
plural: wipes
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