By-wipe
By-wipe By"-wipe`, n. A secret or side stroke, as of raillery or sarcasm. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • by-wipe — side stroke: see by 2 c …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 down — ˌwipe ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wipe down he/she/it wipes down present participle wiping down past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wipe Out — may refer to: * wipe out , a surfing term for being thrown off one s surfboard, extended by analogy to a skateboard or a snowboard or generally crash * Wipe Out (song), a song by The Surfaris * Wipe Out (New Model Army song), a song by the band… …   Wikipedia

  • wipe the slate clean — To allow a person to make a fresh start in a job, relationship, etc by ignoring past mistakes, crimes, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑slate * * * I see wipe II forgive or forget past faults or offenses; make a fresh start * * * wipe the slate clean see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wipe — ► VERB 1) clean or dry by rubbing with a cloth or one s hand. 2) remove (dirt or moisture) in this way. 3) erase (data) from a magnetic medium. 4) pass over an electronic reader, bar code, etc. ► NOUN 1) an act of wiping. 2) an ab …   English terms dictionary

  • wipe — [waɪp] verb wipe off phrasal verb [transitive] wipe something off something FINANCE to suddenly reduce the value of shares, a company etc, especially by a large amount: • There was a huge stockmarket crash which wiped 24 percent off stock prices …   Financial and business terms

  • wipe out — {v.} 1. To remove or erase by wiping or rubbing. * /The teacher wiped out with an eraser what she had written on the board./ Compare: RUB OUT. 2. {informal} To remove, kill, or destroy completely. * /The earthquake wiped out the town./ * /Doctors …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wipe out — {v.} 1. To remove or erase by wiping or rubbing. * /The teacher wiped out with an eraser what she had written on the board./ Compare: RUB OUT. 2. {informal} To remove, kill, or destroy completely. * /The earthquake wiped out the town./ * /Doctors …   Dictionary of American idioms

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