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WIPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wipe mean? 

WIPE (noun)
  The noun WIPE has 1 sense:

1. the act of rubbing or wiping

  Familiarity information: WIPE used as a noun is very rare.


WIPE (verb)
  The verb WIPE has 1 sense:

1. rub with a circular motion

  Familiarity information: WIPE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIPE (noun)


Sense 1wipe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of rubbing or wiping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

wipe; rub

Context example:

he gave the hood a quick rub

Hypernyms ("wipe" is a kind of...):

contact; physical contact (the act of touching physically)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wipe"):

scuff (the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet))


WIPE (verb)


Sense 1wipe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rub with a circular motion

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wipe; pass over

Context examples:

wipe the blackboard / He passed his hands over the soft cloth

Hypernyms (to "wipe" is one way to...):

rub (move over something with pressure)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wipe"):

sponge (wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten)

squeegee (wipe with a squeegee)

broom; sweep (sweep with a broom or as if with a broom)

towel (wipe with a towel)

whisk; whisk off (brush or wipe off lightly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Also:

wipe away; wipe off (remove by wiping)

wipe off (remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing)

wipe out (use up (resources or materials))


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