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wipe
American English: /waɪp/
British English: /wʌɪp/

Translation of wipe in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (action) give the table a wipe with a damp cloth
    pásale un trapo húmedo a la mesa
    give your nose a wipe
    límpiate la nariz
  • 2 (cloth)
    toallita (feminine)
    baby wipe
    toallita (feminine) húmeda (para bebé)
    Example sentences
    • I keep a box of final wipes in my desk at work and grab one or two when ever I go to the bathroom.
    • I go back into the bathroom to wash my face and see that the daughter, who insisted on helping me clean the tub and the floor, threw some of the used baby wipes in the toilet.
    • Jackie Rose never planned to buy the toilet wipes.

transitive verb

  • 1 (clean)
    (floor/table/window)
    limpiar
    pasarle un trapo a
    (dishes)
    secar
    she wiped the mirror clean
    limpió el espejo (con un trapo)
    wipe your nose
    límpiate la nariz
    wipe your feet on the mat
    límpiate los pies en el felpudo
    Example sentences
    • Lidiah replied holding up her dagger to the sun rays before bringing it back down to a piece of cloth to wipe it gently.
    • Remsi, who was dying a piece of cloth red, wiped his hands clean, though they remained stained, stood up, and held his hand out.
    • I picked the cloth up and wiped my face as clean as I could, I gave my hands a quick wipe and put the cloth back on the table.
  • 2 (remove) (+ adverb complement) she wiped the mud off her hands
    se limpió el barro de las manos
    he wiped the tears from his eyes
    se secó las lágrimas
    she had completely wiped the incident from her memory
    había borrado totalmente el incidente de su memoria
    you can wipe that grin off your face!
    ¡más vale que no te rías!
    this species has been wiped from o off the face of the earth
    esta especie ha desaparecido de la faz de la tierra or ha sido exterminada
    Example sentences
    • Suddenly the Gats treaty is not about trade at all, but a sly means to wipe away restrictions on business and industry, foreign and local.
    • I still have lots and was pleased to discover that a five year rest was sufficient to wipe away burnout.
    • Hopefully this change will not wipe away traces of the past, however horrific, before you have a chance to go there.
  • 4 (rub) (+ adverb complement)
    (cloth/rag)
    pasar
    he wiped a handkerchief over his face
    se pasó un pañuelo por la cara

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

wipe away

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(remove)
(blood)
limpiar
(memory)
borrar

wipe down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(clean)
limpiar
pasarle un trapo a

wipe off

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (remove)
(mud/oil)
limpiar
she wiped off what was on the blackboard
borró la pizarra
1.2 (erase)
(recording)
borrar
2verb + adverb
(mud/mark)
salir

wipe out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (clean)
(bowl/saucepan)
limpiar
pasarle un trapo a
2 (cancel)
(deficit)
cancelar
(lead/advantage)
eliminar
3 (destroy, eradicate)
(species/population)
exterminar
(resistance)
acabar con
(disease)
erradicar
(army)
aniquilar
4 (erase)
(marks/writing)
borrar
(memory)
borrar
(Computing)
borrar
5 (exhaust) [colloquial]
dejar hecho polvo [colloquial]
dejar de cama (River Plate area) [colloquial]
dejar mamado (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial]

wipe over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British English)
pasarle un trapo a

wipe up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (clean up) 1.2
(dishes)
secar
2verb + adverb (British English)

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