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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[=i]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.  ``To  wipe  out  our  ingratitude.''  --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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