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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wipe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wiped p. pr. & vb. n. Wiping.]
 1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
    Let me wipe thy face.   --Shak.
    I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.   --2 Kings xxi. 13.
 2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively.  “To wipe out our ingratitude.”
    Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon.   --Milton.
 3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out.  [Obs.]
    If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside their goods.   --Robynson (More's Utopia)
 To wipe a joint Plumbing, to make a joint, as between pieces of lead pipe, by surrounding the junction with a mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.
 To wipe the nose of, to cheat. [Old Slang]