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 for wipe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wipe \Wipe\, n.
     1. Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
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     2. A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe. [Low]
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     3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm. --Swift.
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     4. A handkerchief. [Thieves' Cant or Slang]
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     5. Stain; brand. [Obs.] "Slavish wipe." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wipe \Wipe\, n. [Cf. Sw. vipa, Dan. vibe, the lapwing.] (Zool.)
     The lapwing. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wipe \Wipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wiped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wiping.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[imac]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.]
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     1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry
        by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
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              Let me wipe thy face.                 --Shak.
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              I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping
              it, and turning it upside down.       --2 Kings xxi.
                                                    13.
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     2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; --
        usually followed by away, off or out. Also used
        figuratively. "To wipe out our ingratitude." --Shak.
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              Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them
              soon.                                 --Milton.
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     3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by
        out. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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              If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside
              their goods.                          --Robynson
                                                    (More's
                                                    Utopia)
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wipe
      n 1: the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick
           rub" [syn: rub, wipe]
      v 1: rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He
           passed his hands over the soft cloth" [syn: wipe, pass
           over]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "wipe":
     air-dry, anhydrate, bake, blackout, bleach, blocking, blot,
     bowdlerize, brush, burn, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse,
     clear out, conk, cure, dehumidify, dehydrate, delouse,
     dematerialization, departure, depurate, desiccate, deterge,
     disappearance, disappearing, dispersion, dissipation, dissolution,
     dissolving, drain, dry, dry-clean, dust, dust off, eclipse,
     elimination, erasure, evanescence, evaporate, evaporation,
     expurgate, exsiccate, extinction, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, fire,
     freshen, going, hit, insolate, kerchief, kiln, knock, lick,
     lustrate, melting, mummify, occultation, parch, passing, purge,
     purify, rap, reform, rub, scavenge, scorch, sear, shrivel, smoke,
     soak up, sponge, spruce, steam-clean, sun, sun-dry, swab, swat,
     sweep out, sweeten, swipe, tidy, torrefy, towel, vanishing,
     vanishing point, weazen, whiten, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up,
     wither, wizen
  
  

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