wipe out


wipe out
verb
1. kill in large numbers (Freq. 1)
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the plague wiped out an entire population

Syn: ↑eliminate, ↑annihilate, ↑extinguish, ↑eradicate, ↑decimate, ↑carry off
Derivationally related forms: ↑decimation (for: ↑decimate), ↑wipeout, ↑extinction (for: ↑extinguish), ↑annihilative (for: ↑annihilate), ↑annihilation (for: ↑annihilate), ↑annihilator (for: ↑annihilate)
Hypernyms: ↑kill
Verb Group: ↑decimate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. use up (resources or materials) (Freq. 1)
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this car consumes a lot of gas

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We exhausted our savings

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They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Syn:
consume, ↑eat up, ↑use up, ↑eat, ↑deplete, ↑exhaust, ↑run through
Derivationally related forms: ↑exhaustion (for: ↑exhaust), ↑depletion (for: ↑deplete), ↑consumptive (for: ↑consume), ↑consumable (for: ↑consume)
Hypernyms: ↑spend, ↑expend, ↑drop
Hyponyms:
run out, ↑drain, ↑indulge, ↑luxuriate, ↑burn off, ↑burn, ↑burn up, ↑spend, ↑run down, ↑exhaust, ↑play out, ↑sap, ↑tire
Verb Group: ↑take, ↑occupy, ↑use up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑eat)
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They wipe out more bread

3. remove from memory or existence
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The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915

Syn: ↑erase
Derivationally related forms: ↑wipeout, ↑erasure (for: ↑erase)
Hypernyms: ↑kill
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

4. wipe out the effect of something
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The new tax effectively cancels out my raise

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The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record

Syn: ↑cancel out
Derivationally related forms: ↑wipeout
Hypernyms: ↑extinguish, ↑eliminate, ↑get rid of, ↑do away with
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

5. mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
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kill these lines in the President's speech

Syn: ↑kill, ↑obliterate
Derivationally related forms: ↑wipeout, ↑obliterable (for: ↑obliterate), ↑obliteration (for: ↑obliterate)
Hypernyms: ↑take away, ↑take out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

6. eliminate completely and without a trace
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The old values have been wiped out

Syn: ↑sweep away
Derivationally related forms: ↑wipeout
Hypernyms: ↑destroy, ↑destruct
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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informal fall over or off a vehicle
be capsized by a wave while surfing

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wipe out [phrasal verb]
1 US, informal : to fall down violently especially when riding a bicycle, surfing, skiing, etc.

The cyclist wiped out coming around the curve.

— see also wipeout
2 wipe (someone or something) out or wipe out (someone or something) : to kill or destroy (someone or something) completely

Drought wiped out our crops this year.

Doctors think they can wipe out the disease.

One bad investment could wipe out your life savings.

3 wipe (someone) out : to make (someone) very tired

That game completely wiped me out.

— see also wiped out
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Main Entry:wipe

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ˌwipe ˈout derived
(informal) to fall over, especially when you are doing a sport such as ↑skiing or ↑surfing

She wiped out at the third gate in the slalom race.

Main entry:wipederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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