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Wipe

In film, a transition between two shots or scenes in which a second shot gradually replaces a first. Wipes are done in editing.
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Take Somerset's cricketers, for example, who have spent the last few days wiping the floor with India, the World Cup holders and the best Test team on the planet.
Fed up of wiping the floor with us they suggested we should spread our wings to embrace the whole of Europe - and to be fair, they were right.
Still wiping the floor with the Beeb's tea dancers but a few things are troubling me.
Health and safety," he quips, wiping the floor after one particularly messy episode.