Wipe

Definition of Wipe

n.1.(Zool.) The lapwing.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Wiped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wiping.]
1.To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
Let me wipe thy face.
- Shak.
I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
- 2 Kings xxi. 13.
2.To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; - usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively.
Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon.
- Milton.
3.To cheat; to defraud; to trick; - usually followed by out.
If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside their goods.
- Robynson (More's Utopia
To wipe a joint
(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.
To wipe the nose of
to cheat.
n.1.Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
2.A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe.
3.A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm.
4.A handkerchief.
5.Stain; brand.

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