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wipe the floor with

Definition of wipe the floor with

informal

  1. :  to beat or defeat (someone or something) completely <I thought I could beat him, but he wiped the floor with me.>



Word by Word Definitions

wipeplay
  1. :  to rub with or as if with something soft for cleaning

    :  to clean or dry by rubbing

    :  to draw, pass, or move for or as if for rubbing or cleaning

  1. :  blow, strike

    :  jeer, gibe

    :  an act or instance of wiping

floorplay
  1. :  the level base of a room

    :  the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (as a cave or bodily part)

    :  a ground surface

  1. :  to cover with a floor or flooring

    :  to knock or bring down

    :  flabbergast, dumbfound


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