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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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3 WIPE AWAY any putty adhering to the wood around the gouge, and smooth the surface of the putty with a clean cloth.
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.
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.
The tears in my eyes will wipe away but the ache in my heart will always stay.
Run the sponge applicator down the lines of grouting, leave for a few minutes and then wipe away any excess.
DORE Spencer 13th January 2010 Eight years have passed today, smiles still hide our sadness, tears we still wipe away, but the heartache of losing you will never go away.
The 29-year-old, now of Ellesmere Road in Benwell, Newcastle, used a handkerchief to wipe away tears.
SO the Italian Job turned into an Italian Sob, but now it's time to wipe away the tears and look ahead.
AND God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: For the former things are passed away Revelation 21:4 FOR those we loved within the veil, who once were comrades on our way, we thank thee, Lord; for they have won to cloudless day: And life for them is life indeed, The splendid goal of earth's straight race; And where no shadows intervene they see thy face
make sure you wipe away any excess lube when you're finished.
He also noted the Wolverines might be eager to wipe away the ill effects of their season-ending loss to rival Ohio State.
I've seen the tide sneak up on a beach and wipe away the castles were children have played
CLEANERS abseil down one of the faces of Big Ben to wipe away six years of grime.