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Wipe, vb. 1) to make clean by gentle rubbing: “w. thine eyes,” Tp. I, 2, 25. H6C I, 4, 139. R3 IV, 4, 278 (Qq dry). Lr. V, 3, 23. Cymb. IV, 2, 402. “to w. my shoes,” Gent. II, 1, 86. “thy lips are scarce --d since thou drunkest last,” H4A II, 4, 170. Cor. IV, 5, 232. “let me w. thy face,” H4B II, 4, 234. Hml. V, 2, 305. “--ing his bloody brow,” Cor. I, 3, 38. “I will w. thy cheeks,” Tit. III, 1, 142. let me w. it (my hand) “first,” Lr. IV, 6, 136. “w. his beard,” Oth. III, 3, 439. With a double accus.: “will he w. his tables clean,” H4B IV, 1, 201. With of: “--d our eyes of drops,” As II, 7, 122.
2) to take away, to strike off gently: “w. the dim mist from thy doting eyne,” Lucr. 643. Lucr. 643 “how may this stain be --d from me,” Lucr. 643 LLL IV, 3, 125. As II, 7, 116. H6B IV, 10, 74. Metaphorically: “from my succession w. me, father,” Wint. IV, 4, 491. “--d it from my mind.” H4B I, 1, 211. H5 IV, 1, 139. Mcb. IV, 3, 116. Ant. II, 2, 81. With “away:” Lucr. 608. H6B II, 4, 65. IV, 1, 40. H6C II, 5, 71. Tit. III, 1, 106. V, 3, 148. Hml. I, 5, 99. With “off:” John V, 2, 45. R2 II, 1, 294. H6C I, 3, 52. Troil II, 2, 149. With “out:” Wint. IV, 2, 11. H6A II, 4, 117. Cor. V, 3, 146. Tim. V, 4, 17.
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