wipe up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wipe up to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop "Mop the hallway now","He mopped her forehead with a towel"
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Usage

In literature:

Wiping the beads of perspiration from his face, Curlie sat up.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Lady Gridborough looked up, laughed, and wiped her eyes.
"The Woman's Way" by Charles Garvice
After a while he set up an' wiped his eyes.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
I'll wipe it up and then you can lean on the table all you want to.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
The gambler wiped his forehead and looked up anxiously.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
They let me win a little at first, and then they got me to put up more and more, and then they cheated me and wiped me out!
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
With the sleeve of his shirt Dick wiped the blood from his cheek, looked down at Ockley, and then up at Amaryllis, half-way down the stair.
"Ambrotox and Limping Dick" by Oliver Fleming
I must wipe my boots at the door, and hang up my hat in the hall, and walk on tiptoe on these waxed floors.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
The Youngstown supes not only wiped up the stage with him but they wiped their feet on him.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
I gave him some garters, to garter up his hose, And a little pocket handkerchief to wipe his pretty nose.
"The Little Mother Goose" by Anonymous
I'll also admit that you could wipe up the hotel with me.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
I was bending over her wiping her mouth when I caught the sound of footsteps running up the stairs.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Presently when Rosemary sat up and wiped her eyes, he motioned toward the parcel still in her hands.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
We wiped up the ground with Yale, though, so it was worth it.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
It seems as if all these weeks had been wiped out and we were back up on that mountain again.
"Tom Slade with the Colors" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
It is one thing to offer to wipe up an ink puddle, and quite another to do it.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
His father wiped his streaming eyes and sat up.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
After a moment she sat up wiping away the tears and began to look around.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
Then he rose up with a deep inspiration, and wiped his forehead, as he contemplated him.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
Each wiped his knife on the grass and sheathed it as he rose up.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:


He little recked, the hardy brute
The suffering he did cause
He did not pause to wipe his ass
He just pulled up his drawers.
"The Turds of the Scouts" by General George S Patton Jnr
She gave one look, she caught up her crook,
Wiped away the sleep that did blind her;
And nibble-nibble-crop, without a stop
The lambs came nibbling behind her.
"Little Bo-Peep" by George MacDonald
The old man saw it in the sun's bright stare
And the colours started up through the crust,
And he who had cursed at the yellow sun
Held the flask to it and wiped away the dust.
"A Tale Of Starvation" by Amy Lowell
Page after page as I played,
Every bar's rest, where one wipes
Sweat from one's brow, I looked up and surveyed,
O'er my three claviers yon forest of pipes
Whence you still peeped in the shade.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
"Let them have rest in the earth,
for they gave themselves up to death in good faith,
and this shall not be to their damnation,
but to the wiping away of their sins.
The cross hath purified them."
"Anhelli - Chapter 10" by Juliusz Slowacki
Patience, my heart! Error is quick, but Truth
Moves slowly, but moves surely up the earth,
Wiping from age the heresies of youth,
And kindling warmth on the once blasted hearth:
Patience, my heart! and rage will turn to ruth.
"Beatrice Di Tenda" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

I am reaching for the pop up disinfectant wipes.
Simply wipe your fogged up windshield with it when needed.
Every few years, Hollywood comes up with a story about killer germs that threaten to wipe out humanity.
Santa better wipe his boots really well and maybe even suit up in a tux before he steps out of Gladys Young's chimney and into her pristine holiday wonderland.
RAF Raf Simons brought a new modernity to the house of Dior , while shaking up the rules of minimalism and wiping away the specter of the John Galliano scandal.
Javier Vazquez wipes his face after giving up three runs in the first inning of his Marlins debut against the Mets in a 9-2 loss to New York on Sunday, April 3, 2011.
The Rolling Jubilee project is seeking donations to help it buy-up distressed debts, including student loans and outstanding medical bills, and then wipe the slate clean by writing them off.
Wipe Up Spills While They're Fresh.
Capable of wiping out entire neighborhoods of every single ash tree, the emerald ash borer has turned up in New Haven County.
The blackboards have long been wiped clean, and the syrup cans that doubled up as lunch boxes are empty.
The shades are easy to wipe clean and they're up and out of the way when not in use.
A delivery mix up of 37 boxes of diapers and five boxes of baby wipes goes to an old north Lincoln home of a Cedars Youth Services employees.
I was amazed to see this little boy, who used to need me to wipe his butt and tie his shoes, all grown up taking part in something like I used to when I was in school.
That's the word from Booneville city officials who are stepping up efforts to wipe out blight.
There is a feel good moment in the new movie "Super 8" that had me thinking "Next come the clean up crew with the mind wipe drugs.
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In science:

Thus in our thesis it is suggested from the fuzzy models education can alone wipe out this mind set up.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
As the matter which makes up the cosmic fluid can diffuse around, the smallest-scale density fluctuations will be wiped out.
Neutrino Astrophysics at the Cross Roads
Low-mass particles stay relativistic for a long time and thus wipe out the primordial fluctuations up to large scales.
Neutrino Astrophysics at the Cross Roads
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