By-wipe By"-wipe`, n. A secret or side stroke, as of raillery or sarcasm. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wipe — (vom englischen für „wischen“ oder „putzen“) ist eine Eraser Software, die zum sicheren Löschen von Dateien unter Linux dient. Wird eine Datei mit Wipe gelöscht, so überschreibt es diese mehrmals mit speziellen Bit Mustern oder Zufallsdaten.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wipe the slate clean — To allow a person to make a fresh start in a job, relationship, etc by ignoring past mistakes, crimes, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑slate * * * I see wipe II forgive or forget past faults or offenses; make a fresh start * * * wipe the slate clean see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wipe — ► VERB 1) clean or dry by rubbing with a cloth or one s hand. 2) remove (dirt or moisture) in this way. 3) erase (data) from a magnetic medium. 4) pass over an electronic reader, bar code, etc. ► NOUN 1) an act of wiping. 2) an ab …   English terms dictionary

  • Wipe — Wipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiping}.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[=i]pian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one s self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rub with something …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wipe down — ˌwipe ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wipe down he/she/it wipes down present participle wiping down past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wipe out — bei einem Windsurf Sprung Ein Wipe Out (to wipe out = auslöschen, vernichten, ausrotten) beschreibt in der Szenesprache von Wellenreitern und Windsurfern einen besonders schweren und spektakulären Sturz. Einige der gefährlichsten Wipe Outs kommen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wipe — [waɪp] verb wipe off phrasal verb [transitive] wipe something off something FINANCE to suddenly reduce the value of shares, a company etc, especially by a large amount: • There was a huge stockmarket crash which wiped 24 percent off stock prices …   Financial and business terms

  • wipe something off the map — wipe something off/from/the map wipe something off the face of the earth phrase to destroy something, or to make it disappear completely Some villages had been wiped from the map. Thesaurus: to make something disappear or stop existing …   Useful english dictionary

  • wipe that/the smile/smirk/grin off someone's face — informal : to stop smiling or to make someone stop smiling or feeling happy She couldn t wipe the smile off her face. [=she couldn t stop smiling] He thinks he s won, but if I get my hands on him, I ll wipe that smile off his face! often used to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wipe Out — may refer to: * wipe out , a surfing term for being thrown off one s surfboard, extended by analogy to a skateboard or a snowboard or generally crash * Wipe Out (song), a song by The Surfaris * Wipe Out (New Model Army song), a song by the band… …   Wikipedia

  • wipe — [wīp] vt. wiped, wiping [ME wipen < OE wipian, akin to OHG wīfan, to wind around < IE * weib , to turn, twist, turning motion: see VIBRATE] 1. a) to rub or pass over with a cloth, mop, etc., as for cleaning or drying b) to clean or dry in… …   English World dictionary

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