Wiping
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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