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wipe something away

to clean or mop something away. Wipe all this mud away and scrub the floor clean. Jake wiped away the mud.
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wipe away

v.
1. To remove or eliminate something by wiping: I wiped away the child's tears. Dust had settled on the table, so I wiped it away.
2. To destroy or eliminate something as if by wiping: A strong hurricane wiped away the entire village. Mudslides wiped our home away.
3. To reduce something to zero; invalidate something: Business was so bad this year that it wiped away all our savings. I had a big lead in the bicycle race, but a sudden burst of speed by my opponent wiped it away.
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The Restoration was, after all, self-defined as no new thing under the sun, but an attempt to wipe away the years of Interregnum, to enact "Oblivion.
We know that God will wipe away all tears, and that mourning and pain will be no more.
I've seen the tide sneak up on a beach and wipe away the castles were children have played
But what is also obscured then revealed in the act of erasing is Simmons's own double consciousness: As the agent of these actions he embodies a positive sense of difference as well as the forces of assimilation that wipe away distinctions.
Stick them up and fill in the gaps using pre-mixed aln-one tile adhesive and grout, wipe away the excess and leave to dry.
Sales of the certificates at Stop & Shop end January 31, 1994, so don't delay -- buy your Delta Travel certificates now and let Stop & Shop wipe away those winter blues.
In contrast to the widespread conviction that the passing years wipe away most recollections of concepts and facts learned in school, a new study has uncovered robust memories among former students for material learned in a college course after as long as 11 years.
We are able to reach a broader audience of potential customers faster and more cost-effectively, and ISVs can wipe away significant development hours that would've been dedicated to integrate with us, as well as making disparate payment applications communicate, and focus more on sales and deployment efforts.
He told staff members that he is proud of the work they did, then paused to wipe away his tears.
Run the sponge applicator down the lines of grouting, leave for a few minutes and then wipe away any excess.
Frankie, Darren, Helena, Carl, Steven and Louise, grandchildren, great grandchildren and in laws xxxxxx ROBINSON Tony Six years today we lost our precious son, the tears we shed we can wipe away, but the pain in our hearts will always stay, we visit your grave and place flowers with care, it breaks our heart to walk away and leave you there.
We know that we're not all perfect Sometimes we are not true Angel, dear angel, hear us And show us what to do Please take away the sorrows Of our world that has fell apart Wipe away the tears And heal the broken hearts.
The 29-year-old, now of Ellesmere Road in Benwell, Newcastle, used a handkerchief to wipe away tears.
He also noted the Wolverines might be eager to wipe away the ill effects of their season-ending loss to rival Ohio State.