wipe

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
wipe

Third-person singular
wipes

Past tense
wiped

Past participle
wiped

Present participle
wiping

  1. If you wipe something, you rub it to take something off of it. Often you wipe off water or dirt.
    I wiped my glasses with my shirt.
    I wiped the sweat from my forehead with the back of my hand.
  2. (computing) If you wipe a computer disk, you erase everything from it.
    I accidentally wiped my hard drive and lost all my documents.

Noun[change]

Singular
wipe

Plural
wipes

  1. A wipe is a piece of cloth that you wipe with.
    We need more wipes to clean the baby's bottom.
  2. A wipe is one movement that is part of wiping.
    Just give it a quick wipe to clean it.