wipe

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • verb to clean or to dry by using a cloth

Computing

Electronics

Information & Library Science

Media Studies

  • noun a way of mixing from one image to another in which neither fades, but the incoming image replaces the second in any of a variety of ways, such as ‘opening up’ from the centre or rushing in from the side.

Publishing

  • noun a printing defect where the ink blurs and forms lines at the edge of the type area

Slang

  • verb to kill or destroy. A racier version of the standard phrase ‘wipe out’.
  • verb to snub, ignore or blank (someone). This usage was prevalent in the 1950s.
  • verb to be repellent, inferior or worthless. A more recent synonym of suck and blow, in use principally among adolescent speakers.
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