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From Middle English wipen, from Old English wīpian (“to wipe, rub, cleanse”), from Proto-Germanic *wīpōną (“to wipe”), from Proto-Indo-European *weyp- (“to twist, wind around”). Cognate with German wippen (“to bob”), Swedish veva (“to turn, wind, crank”), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍀𐌰𐌽 (weipan, “to wreathe, crown”), Old English swīfan (“to revolve, sweep, wend, intervene”), Sanskrit वेपते (vépate, “to tremble”). More at swivel, swift.
- (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 […]
- (transitive) To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; usually followed by away, off, or out.
- (obsolete) To cheat; to defraud; to trick; usually followed by out.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
- (transitive, computing) To erase.
- I accidentally wiped my hard drive.
- (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.
- (figuratively) 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.
- 2008, Adele, First Love
- (transitive) To deperm (a ship).
Translationsremove surface substance
- Akan: pepa
- Arabic: مَسَحَ (masaḥa)
- Moroccan Arabic: مْسح (msəḥ)
- Armenian: սրբել (hy) (srbel), մաքրել (hy) (makʿrel)
- Assamese: মচা (mosa), মোছা (müsa)
- Belarusian: выціра́ць impf (vycirácʹ), вы́церці pf (výcjerci)
- Biatah Bidayuh: gutos
- Bulgarian: бъ̀рша (bg) (bǎ̀rša)
- Burmese: သုတ် (my) (sut)
- Catalan: eixugar (ca)
- Cherepon: pwere
- Czech: utírat impf, utřít pf
- Danish: viske, tørre (da)
- Dutch: vegen (nl)
- Esperanto: viŝi
- Finnish: pyyhkiä (fi)
- French: essuyer (fr)
- Ga: enga
- Galician: enxugar (gl), limpar (gl)
- German: wischen (de)
- Greek: σκουπίζω (el) (skoupízo)
- Hebrew: נִגֵּב (he) (nigév)
- Hindi: मिटाना (hi) (miṭānā)
- Hungarian: töröl (hu)
- Ido: vishar (io)
- Indonesian: hapus (id)
- Irish: cuimil
- Italian: asciugare (it), pulire (it)
- Japanese: 拭く (ja) (ふく, fuku)
- Korean: 닦다 (ko) (dakda)
- Lao: ເຊັດ (set)
- Latin: tergō
- Latvian: slaucīt
- Macedonian: брише impf (briše)
- Malay: lap
- Maori: whēru (the anus after defacation), muku, muru, ūkui
- Negeri Sembilan Malay: pusi
- Ngarrindjeri: nripun
- Norman: êssuyer, torchi
- Norwegian: tørke av, viske (no)
- Nynorsk: turka
- Occitan: eissugar (oc)
- Old English: wīpian
- Persian: پاک کردن (fa) (pâk kardan), ستردن (fa) (setordan)
- Polish: wycierać (pl) impf, wytrzeć (pl) pf
- Portuguese: esfregar (pt), enxugar (pt), limpar (pt)
- Romanian: șterge (ro)
- Romansch: sientar
- Russian: вытира́ть (ru) impf (vytirátʹ), вы́тереть (ru) pf (výteretʹ), стира́ть (ru) impf (stirátʹ), стере́ть (ru) pf (sterétʹ)
- Scottish Gaelic: sguab
- Slovak: utierať impf, utrieť pf
- Slovene: brisati impf
- Spanish: limpiar (es), enjugar (es)
- Swedish: torka (sv), torka av
- Telugu: తుడుచు (te) (tuḍucu)
- Thai: เช็ด (th) (chét)
- Ukrainian: витира́ти impf (vytyráty), ви́терти pf (výterty)
- Urdu: مٹانا (miṭānā)
- Vietnamese: lau (vi), chùi (vi), lau sạch, chùi sạch
- Walloon: xhorbi (wa), rixhorbi (wa), stiede (wa)
- Yiddish: ווישן (vishn)
- Zealandic: vege
- Czech: vymazat pf
- Danish: slette (da)
- Dutch: wissen (nl)
- Finnish: tyhjentää (fi)
- German: löschen (de)
- Indonesian: hapus (id), basmi (id), sapu bersih (id)
- Irish: glan (ga)
- Norwegian: slette (no)
- Polish: wymazać pf
- Russian: стира́ть (ru) impf (stirátʹ), стере́ть (ru) pf (sterétʹ)
- Serbo-Croatian: obrisati (sh) pf, izbrisati (sh) pf
- Spanish: formatear (es)
- Swedish: radera (sv)
- Vietnamese: xoá (vi)
wipe (plural wipes)
- The act of wiping something.
- multiple wipes of a computer's hard disk
- A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.
- 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.
Translationspiece of cloth for wiping
Derived termsDerived terms
wipe (plural wipes)
- The lapwing.
From wipe out by shortening.
- (intransitive, role-playing games, 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.
wipe (plural wipes)
- (role-playing games, video games) An instance of all members of a party dying in a single campaign, event, or battle; a wipeout.
- Synonym: TPK
- Alternative form of wipen
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