WIPE, v.t.

1. To rub something soft for cleaning; to clean by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel. Luke 7.

2. To strike off gently.

Some natral tears they droppd, but wipd them soon.

3. To cleanse from evil practices or abuses; to overturn and destroy what is foul and hateful.

I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish. 2 Kings 21.

4. To cheat; to defraud.

To wipe away, to cleanse by rubbing or tersion; as, to wipe away a stain or reproach.

To wipe off, to clear away. Wipe off this foul stain; wipe off the dust.

To wipe out, to efface; to obliterate. Wipe out the blot.

WIPE, n.

1. The act of rubbing for the purpose of cleaning.

2. A blow; a stroke.

3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm.

4. A bird.