wipe off


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wipe someone or something off

to clean something off someone or something by wiping. She wiped the baby off and put clean clothes on him. Please wipe off your shoes. John fell in the mud and Sam wiped him off.
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wipe something off

 
1. to remove something (from something else) by wiping or rubbing. There is mud on your shirt. Please wipe it off. I must wipe off the ketchup from my shirt.
2. to tidy or clean something by wiping (something else) off. Please wipe the table off. There's water on it. Wipe off your shirt. There's ketchup on it.
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wipe something off

 (one's face)
1. . Lit. to remove something, such as food or dirt, from one's own face. Wipe that peanut butter off your face!
2. Fig. to remove a smile, grin, silly look, etc., from one's face. Wipe that silly grin off your face, private! Wipe that smile off!
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wipe off

v.
1. To remove something from the surface of something or someone by wiping: Between the games, I wiped the sweat off my forehead and had a drink of water. I wiped the fog off my glasses.
2. To remove something, especially a liquid, by wiping: I tried to wipe off the water, but the seat was still damp. I scrubbed so hard that I wiped the paint off. I wiped off the sweat from my forehead.
3. To clean or dry the surface of something or someone by wiping: Wipe off your feet before you enter the house. I washed the dishes and wiped them off.
4. To eliminate something from or as if from some surface: A nuclear war could wipe us all off the earth. Wipe that smile off your face! The tornado wiped the village off the map.
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Wipe off any sand around the earthmover's filler cap before removing it to add hydraulic fluid.
While the pad is on the nipple, its contents will not wipe off onto clothing nor will the pad stick to sore nipples.
Being careful to keep your hands away from the pinion gears, rotate the turret in small increments as you wipe off the old oil from the azimuth drive pinion gears.
Use a diluted bleach solution to periodically wipe off potentially contaminated surfaces.
When it's time to travel, wipe off any sand from them before you hook up.
Wipe off their paws as these mixtures could be irritating to the pet or cause illness if the pet licks its paws.
Wipe off all lube from the outside of the bipod in the desert.
Then wipe off the excess to keep from attracting sand and dirt.
Wipe off any FRH with a rag and dispose of it properly.