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Literally, if we took away the minimum wage - if conceivably it was gone - we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.
Michele Bachmann

Meaning of "wipe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WIPE

Old English wīpian, related to Middle Low German wīpen, wīp bundle (of cloth), Old High German wīffa, wīfan to wind, Gothic weipan to wreathe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WIPE

wipe  [waɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WIPE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wipe is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wipe in English.

WHAT DOES WIPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wipe in the English dictionary

The first definition of wipe in the dictionary is to rub lightly, esp with, as in removing dust, water, grime, etc. Other definition of wipe is usually foll by off, away, from, up, etc to remove by or as if by rubbing lightly. Wipe is also to eradicate or cancel.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WIPE

PRESENT

Present
I wipe
you wipe
he/she/it wipes
we wipe
you wipe
they wipe
Present continuous
I am wiping
you are wiping
he/she/it is wiping
we are wiping
you are wiping
they are wiping
Present perfect
I have wiped
you have wiped
he/she/it has wiped
we have wiped
you have wiped
they have wiped
Present perfect continuous
I have been wiping
you have been wiping
he/she/it has been wiping
we have been wiping
you have been wiping
they have been wiping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wiped
you wiped
he/she/it wiped
we wiped
you wiped
they wiped
Past continuous
I was wiping
you were wiping
he/she/it was wiping
we were wiping
you were wiping
they were wiping
Past perfect
I had wiped
you had wiped
he/she/it had wiped
we had wiped
you had wiped
they had wiped
Past perfect continuous
I had been wiping
you had been wiping
he/she/it had been wiping
we had been wiping
you had been wiping
they had been wiping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wipe
you will wipe
he/she/it will wipe
we will wipe
you will wipe
they will wipe
Future continuous
I will be wiping
you will be wiping
he/she/it will be wiping
we will be wiping
you will be wiping
they will be wiping
Future perfect
I will have wiped
you will have wiped
he/she/it will have wiped
we will have wiped
you will have wiped
they will have wiped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wiping
you will have been wiping
he/she/it will have been wiping
we will have been wiping
you will have been wiping
they will have been wiping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wipe
you would wipe
he/she/it would wipe
we would wipe
you would wipe
they would wipe
Conditional continuous
I would be wiping
you would be wiping
he/she/it would be wiping
we would be wiping
you would be wiping
they would be wiping
Conditional perfect
I would have wipe
you would have wipe
he/she/it would have wipe
we would have wipe
you would have wipe
they would have wipe
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wiping
you would have been wiping
he/she/it would have been wiping
we would have been wiping
you would have been wiping
they would have been wiping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wipe
we let´s wipe
you wipe
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wipe
Past participle
wiped
Present Participle
wiping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WIPE


archetype
ˈɑːkɪˌtaɪp
genotype
ˈdʒɛnəʊˌtaɪp
gripe
ɡraɪp
hype
haɪp
logotype
ˈlɒɡəʊˌtaɪp
phenotype
ˈfiːnəʊˌtaɪp
pinstripe
ˈpɪnˌstraɪp
pipe
paɪp
prototype
ˈprəʊtəˌtaɪp
retype
ˌriːˈtaɪp
ripe
raɪp
Skype
skaɪp
snipe
snaɪp
stereotype
ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp
stipe
staɪp
stripe
straɪp
subtype
ˈsʌbˌtaɪp
swipe
swaɪp
tintype
ˈtɪnˌtaɪp
type
taɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WIPE

wintle
Winton
wintrier
wintriest
wintrily
wintriness
wintry
winy
winze
wipe out
wipe the floor with someone
wipe the slate clean
wipeout
wiper
wiper blade
WIPO
wippen
wirable
wire

WORDS THAT END LIKE WIPE

baby wipe
bagpipe
downpipe
drainpipe
hornpipe
kipe
lipe
loipe
outlet pipe
overripe
peace pipe
precipe
recipe
Sergipe
sipe
tailpipe
tripe
wash-wipe
water pipe
wet wipe

Synonyms and antonyms of wipe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WIPE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wipe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wipe
brush · clean · dry · dust · efface · erase · get rid of · lick · mop · polish · remove · rub · rub off · sponge · swab · take away · take off

Translation of «wipe» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
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TRANSLATION OF WIPE

Find out the translation of wipe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wipe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wipe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

limpiar
570 millions of speakers

English

wipe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पोंछ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يـَمْسَحُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вытирать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

limpar com um pano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুছা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essuyer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

拭く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

닦다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngilangke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lau chùi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துடைக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुसणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

silme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strofinare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wytrzeć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

витирати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a șterge
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σφουγγίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tørke (av)
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wipe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WIPE»

The term «wipe» is very widely used and occupies the 12.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WIPE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wipe

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WIPE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wipe.
1
Aaron Allston
I'm content to stand on tradition. I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
2
Karen Armstrong
Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
3
Robert Atkins
I think I can wipe out diabetes.
4
Michele Bachmann
Literally, if we took away the minimum wage - if conceivably it was gone - we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.
5
Christian Bale
I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don't rely on some bag of acting tricks I've amassed over the years.
6
Jean Baudrillard
To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
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Melissa Bean
Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
8
James Van Der Beek
You buy a house and you get it checked out and you feel like you've kind of made your mark here in some way. And then an act of God just comes up the coast and has the potential to just completely wipe it clean. Weather like that is certainly humbling.
9
Alex Berenson
Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt.
10
Jello Biafra
When there's people on the other side of the room trying to wipe out your life and things are stacked against you, you can get nervous.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WIPE»

Discover the use of wipe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wipe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wipe Clean Numbers
The special pen included allows numbers to be written again and again – simply wipe away with a cloth. This book includes many first concept activities such as writing, counting, sorting, color recognition and how to draw.
Roger Priddy, Priddy Books, 2004
2
Bible Wipe-Off Activity Book
Bible stories combine with learning activities to teach various skills to very young children.
Kathie Billingslea Smith, 2002
3
Would You Rather... ?'s Read It and Wipe: Condensed Comedy ...
Presents jokes, musings and humorous questions designed to be read while on the toilet, including adult versions of children's stories, amusing euphemisms, and immoral dilemmas.
Justin Heimberg, David Gomberg, 2009
4
Who Will Wipe My Tears Away?: My Story
In the compelling memoir Who Will Wipe My Tears Away?, Earlina Gilford-Weaver tells the story of how she survived childhood sexual abuse and was later saved by God.
Evangelist Earlina, Evangelist Earlina Denise Gilford-Weaver, 2010
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Popular Science
Finishes you wipe on with a rag are easy to use and pretty much foolproof. Most modern wipe-ons are blends of one or more oils (tung, linseed, soy), a synthetic resin (phenolic, alkyd, or urethane), and a solvent. The water resistance ...
6
Wipe Clean Workbook Uppercase Alphabet
Wipe clean workbooks full of exercises and activities to help prepare children aged three and over for school.
Roger Priddy, 2010
7
Easy Wipe-Off Printing
TITLE:Easy Wipe-off Printing DESCRIPTION:Home Learning Tools. Grade 1. Educational tools to use again and again. Easily wipes off using a wipe-off marker, grease pencil or crayon.
Dalmatian Press, 2002
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Easy Wipe-Off Cursive Writing: Home Learning Tools
TITLE:Easy Wipe-off Cursive Writing DESCRIPTION:Home Learning Tools. Grades 3-4. Educational tools to use again and again. Easily wipes off using a wipe-off marker, grease pencil or crayon.
Dalmatian Press, Dalmatian Press Staff, 2003
9
Wipe Clean Letters
Help your child learn to write letters with this amazing wipe-clean book.
Roger Priddy, Priddy Books, 2004
10
Wipe-Off Subtraction
TITLE:Easy Wipe-off Subtraction DESCRIPTION:Home Learning Tools. Grade 1-2. Educational tools to use again and again. Easily wipes off using a wipe-off marker, grease pencil or crayon.
Dalmatian Press, Dalmatian Press Staff, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WIPE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wipe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Niccolo Porcella's monster wave: The 'heaviest wipe-out in history'?
(CNN) Just days after Australian surfer Mick Fanning's narrow escape from the jaws of a shark, a Hawaii-born pro surfer somehow survived unhurt after a horror ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
How a Chaotic Greek Exit Could Wipe Out $1.4 Trillion in M&A
The fallout of a Greek exit from the euro could wipe out as much as $1.4 trillion in future mergers and acquisitions, according to a study by law firm Baker ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
3
Wet wipes – work of the devil or an invaluable convenience?
In “every instance”, the wipes actually spread potentially deadly infections from one surface to another, researchers said. They went on to warn that consumers ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
G7 states vow to wipe out Ebola but offer little concrete action
KRUEN, Germany Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations pledged on Monday to wipe out Ebola but offered little in terms of concrete action, ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
5
Android's Factory Reset Does Not Wipe Your Data: Here's The …
Researchers reveal that a flaw exists in Android devices that renders a factory reset ineffective as data does not get completely wiped out. We give you a solution ... «Tech Times, May 15»
6
Swapping your kitchen cloth for disinfectant wipes can slash risk of …
But this new piece of research suggests that cleaning up with a disinfectant wipe, straight after unwrapping and/or preparing poultry, could further protect people ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
7
Charlie Brooker promises 'confusion' in BBC general election special
Brooker will serve up a 60-minute special of his Weekly Wipe show, Election Wipe, promising to bring some “much needed confusion” to the national debate. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
8
Wet Wipes Box Says Flush. New York's Sewer System Says Don't.
In recent years, the intersection of evolving hygienic sensibilities and aggressive industry marketing has fueled the product's rise. Wet wipes, long used for baby ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
9
How women can wipe out Alzheimer's
Maria Shriver is a Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author and an NBC News special anchor ... «CNN, Mar 15»
10
Maria Shriver Is On A Mission To Wipe Out Alzheimer's — And You …
The initiative, called Maria Shriver's Wipe Out Alzheimer's Challenge, was created in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and the non-profit A Woman's ... «Yahoo Health, Mar 15»

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