wipe down(redirected from wipe it down)
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To clean or dry someone or something by wiping them or it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "down." Here, take this cloth and wipe down the windows so I can see while I'm driving. I wiped the kids down with a towel when they came in from the rain.
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wipe something down
to rub or mop something down. Wipe the counter down and keep it clean! Don will wipe down the counter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To wash or dry the surface of something by wiping: I wiped down the deck chairs after it rained. Wipe the counters down after you finish cooking.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.