wipe off

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wipe off (third-person singular simple present wipes off, present participle wiping off, simple past and past participle wiped off)

  1. (transitive, literally) To remove (something such as dirt) by wiping.
    Coordinate terms: wipe away, wipe up
    wipe a picture off the board
    wipe water off the windscreen
  2. (transitive, literally) To clean (something), removing any dirt from it, by wiping it.
    Coordinate term: wipe down
    wipe off the countertop
    The countertop is dirty. Please wipe it off.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To destroy completely, leaving no trace.
    Coordinate term: wipe out
    Wipe that smile off your face!
    wipe a species off the planet Earth
    Wipe his data off the computer.
    Global warming could wipe some coastal areas off the map.