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Etymology

Old English wipan.

Verb

Infinitive
to wipe

Third person singular
wip

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to wipe (third-person singular simple present wip, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To move an object over, maintaining contact, with the intention of removing some substance from the surface. (cf. rub)
    I wiped my glasses with my shirt.
    I wiped the sweat from my brow with the back of my hand.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To erase.
    I accidentally wiped my hard drive.

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Noun

Singular
wipe

Plural
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  1. A soft piece of cloth or cloth-like material used for wiping.

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