wipe


wipe
verb
ADVERB
carefully, gently
hastily, quickly
easily

The plastic surface can be easily wiped.

just, simply
away, down, up

I wiped up the spilled wine.

PREPOSITION
from

She gently wiped the tears from her eyes.

off

He wiped the marks off the wall.

on

She wiped her hands on the towel.

with

When you've finished with it, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

PHRASES
wipe sth clean
PHRASAL VERB
wipe sth out
ADVERB
completely, totally
almost, nearly, practically, virtually

The regiment was virtually wiped out in the first battle.

effectively

The disease has been effectively wiped out.

VERB + WIPE OUT
threaten to

pollution that threatens to wipe out 100 000 fish

Wipe is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blood, ↑brow, ↑counter, ↑crumb, ↑dirt, ↑disk, ↑drop, ↑dust, ↑eye, ↑floor, ↑foot, ↑forehead, ↑glasses, ↑grease, ↑hand, ↑lip, ↑mascara, ↑mouth, ↑nose, ↑palm, ↑perspiration, ↑saliva, ↑sweat, ↑table, ↑tape, ↑tear, ↑windscreen

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as with a cloth, in order to clean or dry) / / , , / , , , / , (Vanellus cristatus)


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