To wipe a joint
Wipe Wipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiping}.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[=i]pian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel. [1913 Webster]

Let me wipe thy face. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. --2 Kings xxi. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively. ``To wipe out our ingratitude.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside their goods. --Robynson (More's Utopia) [1913 Webster]

{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. [Old Slang] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To wipe the nose of — Wipe Wipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiping}.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[=i]pian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one s self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rub with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To wipe one's nose of — Nose Nose (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wipe — Wipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiping}.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[=i]pian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one s self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rub with something …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wipe — [wīp] vt. wiped, wiping [ME wipen < OE wipian, akin to OHG wīfan, to wind around < IE * weib , to turn, twist, turning motion: see VIBRATE] 1. a) to rub or pass over with a cloth, mop, etc., as for cleaning or drying b) to clean or dry in… …   English World dictionary

  • wipe — /wuyp/, v., wiped, wiping, n. v.t. 1. to rub lightly with or on a cloth, towel, paper, the hand, etc., in order to clean or dry the surface of: He wiped the furniture with a damp cloth. 2. to rub or draw (something) over a surface, as in cleaning …   Universalium

  • wipe — [[t]waɪp[/t]] v. wiped, wip•ing, n. 1) to rub lightly with something in order to clean or dry the surface: to wipe furniture with a soft cloth[/ex] 2) to clean or dry by patting or rubbing on or with something: to wipe one s hands on a towel[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • wipe — /waɪp / (say wuyp) verb (t) (wiped, wiping) 1. to rub lightly with or on a cloth, towel, paper, the hand, etc., in order to clean or dry. 2. to take (away, off, out, etc.) by rubbing with or on something. 3. to remove as if by rubbing: wipe the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • To put one's nose out of joint — Nose Nose (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A. J. Butcher — Andrew James Butcher is the English author of the futuristic teen spy series, Spy High. A.J., who taught English at both Poole Grammar School and Parkstone Grammar School, in Poole, Dorset, and currently teaches at Talbot Heath School in… …   Wikipedia

  • To bring one's nose to the grindstone — Nose Nose (n[=o]z), n. [AS. nosu; akin to D. neus, G. nase, OHG. nasa, Icel. n[ o]s, Sw. n[ a]sa, Dan. n[ a]se, Lith. nosis, Russ. nos , L. nasus, nares, Skr. n[=a]s[=a], n[=a]s. [root]261. Cf. {Nasal}, {Nasturtium}, {Naze}, {Nostril}, {Nozzle}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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