wipe out


wipe out
wipe out (someone/something) 1. to destroy someone or something.

We were ordered to wipe out a small enemy force hiding in the village.

The floods wiped whole villages out.

2. to cause someone to lose or spend all their money.

My neighbor was totally wiped out by the last recession.

A night out with Paul and Michelle just about wiped us out.


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  • Wipe out — bei einem Windsurf Sprung Ein Wipe Out (to wipe out = auslöschen, vernichten, ausrotten) beschreibt in der Szenesprache von Wellenreitern und Windsurfern einen besonders schweren und spektakulären Sturz. Einige der gefährlichsten Wipe Outs kommen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wipe out — {v.} 1. To remove or erase by wiping or rubbing. * /The teacher wiped out with an eraser what she had written on the board./ Compare: RUB OUT. 2. {informal} To remove, kill, or destroy completely. * /The earthquake wiped out the town./ * /Doctors …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wipe out — {v.} 1. To remove or erase by wiping or rubbing. * /The teacher wiped out with an eraser what she had written on the board./ Compare: RUB OUT. 2. {informal} To remove, kill, or destroy completely. * /The earthquake wiped out the town./ * /Doctors …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Wipe Out — may refer to: * wipe out , a surfing term for being thrown off one s surfboard, extended by analogy to a skateboard or a snowboard or generally crash * Wipe Out (song), a song by The Surfaris * Wipe Out (New Model Army song), a song by the band… …   Wikipedia

  • wipe-out — «WYP OWT», noun. 1. U.S. Slang. a fall from an upright position on a surfboard, skis, or motorcycle or other moving vehicle. 2. Informal. a wiping out or being wiped out; total destruction or undoing: »the wipe out of an army, the wipe out of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wipe out — [v] destroy; get rid of abate, abolish, annihilate, black out, blot out, cancel, decimate, delete, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, kill, massacre, obliterate, remove, root out, slaughter, slay,… …   New thesaurus

  • wipe out — ► wipe out 1) remove or eliminate. 2) kill (a large number of people). 3) ruin financially. 4) informal exhaust or intoxicate. Main Entry: ↑wipe …   English terms dictionary

  • wipe out — index delete, destroy (efface), dissolve (terminate), eliminate (eradicate), expunge, extinguis …   Law dictionary

  • wipe out — verb 1. kill in large numbers (Freq. 1) the plague wiped out an entire population • Syn: ↑eliminate, ↑annihilate, ↑extinguish, ↑eradicate, ↑decimate, ↑carry off …   Useful english dictionary

  • wipe out — 1. in. to crash. □ I wiped out on the curve. □ The car wiped out on the curve. 2. in. to fall off or away from something, such as a bicycle, skates, a surfboard, a skateboard, etc. □ I wiped out and skinned my knee. U If I wipe out …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions