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wipe away

Meaning: to remove something by wiping it with a tissue, a cloth or a hand

For example:

  • wipe away sth He'd been told that boys didn't cry, so Jimmy tried to wipe away his tears before anyone could see them.

  • wipe sth away You've got some ketchup on the corner of your mouth. Use this handkerchief to wipe it away.

Quick Quiz:

Linda cut her finger while cutting up vegetables, and then wiped the blood away with
  1. some water
  2. a bandage
  3. a tissue

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