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wipe out

verb

Definition of wipe out

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to destroy completely :  annihilate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to fall or crash usually as a result of losing control



Examples of wipe out in a sentence

  1. <he didn't get his gambling under control until he had already wiped out his entire life savings>



1535

First Known Use of wipe out

1535



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