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English Dictionary: Wiping by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wipe \Wipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wiped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Wiping}.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[c6]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.]
      1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry
            by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
                     Let me wipe thy face.                        --Shak.
                     I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping
                     it, and turning it upside down.         --2 Kings xxi.
      2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; --
            usually followed by away, off or out. Also used
            figuratively. [bd]To wipe out our ingratitude.[b8] --Shak.
                     Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them
                     soon.                                                --Milton.
      3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by
            out. [Obs.] --Spenser.
                     If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside
                     their goods.                                       --Robynson
      {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]
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