1. (action) 
to give something a wipelimpiar algo con un paño, pasar el paño a algo
2. (moist tissue) 
a. la toallita húmeda (F) 
transitive verb
3. (table, plate) 
a. pasar un paño por or a 
to wipe one's noselimpiarse la nariz
he wiped his hands on the towelse secó las manos con la toalla
to wipe one's shoes on the matlimpiarse los zapatos en el felpudo
4. (colloquial) 
to wipe up the floor with somebodydar una paliza a alguien
5. (recording tape) 
a. borrar 
wipe [waɪp]
1 (action)
a few wipes of the cloth should do it
to give sth a wipe (down or over) pasar un trapo a algo; dar una pasada con un trapo a algo
with a cloth
I decided to give the cooker a wipe down over tomorrow I'm going to give the toys a good wipe as some seem a bit greasy it is worth giving your tack a quick wipe over after each ride
2 (product) toallita (f)
a full stock of baby supplies, such as strollers, high chairs, diapers, wipes, thermometers, pain relievers, bottles, and pacifiers there are special medicated wipes you can get for this purpose instead of toilet paper /use skin wipes/ (such as those for babies) there's cardboard boxes containing /rags and wipes/ and gloves and shoe covers and things like that
baby wipes toallitas (f) húmedas para el bebé; face wipes toallitas húmedas para la cara
transitive verb
1 (clean, dry) [+table, floor, surface] pasar un trapo a; limpiar (con un trapo); [+blackboard] borrar; limpiar; [+dishes] secar; [+one's nose, shoes] limpiarse; [+one's face, hands] secarse
I'll just wipe the table to wipe the blackboard she wiped her hands on the towel I must have wiped my fingers on my dress
to wipe one's eyes/one's brow enjugarse or secarse las lágrimas/la frente
she wiped her eyes on her apron she wiped her brow with the back of her hand
wipe your feet before you come in límpiate los pies antes de entrar; to wipe one's bottom limpiarse el trasero
to wipe the (toilet) seat please be sweet and wipe the seat!
to wipe sth clean limpiar algo
he pulled out a handkerchief and wiped the glass clean wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper he wiped the gun clean [of] fingerprints when he had finished washing he began to wipe the basin clean
to wipe sth dry secar algo (con un trapo/una toalla etc)
he snatched his hand away and wiped it dry on his coat to wipe o.s. dry
to wipe the floor with sb dar una paliza a algn (informal)
let's go out there and wipe the floor with them! nine out of 10 times Spurs would wipe the floor with us
to wipe the slate clean hacer borrón y cuenta nueva
they were invigorated by the challenge to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start
2 (remove)
she wiped the sweat from or off her face se secó or se limpió el sudor de la cara; she wiped the tears from her eyes se secó or se limpió las lágrimas de los ojos; he stood up, wiping the crumbs from around his mouth se levantó, limpiándose or quitándose las migas de alrededor de la boca
five hundred million pounds was wiped off the value of the shares after a financial scandal came to light
ten billion pounds was wiped off shares el valor de las acciones bajó en diez mil millones de libras
50m was wiped off its stock market value as the shares went into freefall to wipe the smile off sb's face Tony Holmes wiped the smile off the faces of his rivals with a solo 30-second win Marie flashed a sharp look at her and she wiped the smirk off her face
that will wipe the smile off her face! ¡eso le quitará las ganas de sonreír!; ¡con eso se le quitarán las ganas de sonreír!
you can wipe that grin off your face!
3 (move, pass)
to wipe sth over sth
he wiped a handkerchief over his forehead se enjugó or se secó la frente con un pañuelo; he wiped his hand across his eyes se pasó la mano por los ojos
Billy wiped his sleeve across his face
4 (erase) [+tape, disk, data] borrar
I seem to have wiped a file that virus wiped three months work in one fell swoop a mole at police headquarters wipes him from the files and tips off the villains to wipe sth [from] a tape/disk she found that the data she had so painstakingly put together had been wiped from the disk
they had wiped what had happened from their minds habían borrado de la memoria lo sucedido
what had happened had not been wiped from his memory she had completely wiped the incident from her memory oup I wouldn't say he's wiped the issue from the map, but has taken it off the agenda the sadness and anxiety of a neglected child cannot be wiped from her personality a memory which can't be wiped from our minds
the village was wiped from or off the map in a bombing raid los bombardeos borraron la aldea del mapa
intransitive verb
you wash, I'll wipe tú friega, yo seco
Verb Conjugations for limpiar
Gerund: limpiando
Participle: limpiado
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