wipe (someone or something) off the map

idiom

: to completely destroy (someone or something)
The explosion wiped the island off the map.

Examples of wipe (someone or something) off the map in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ramzan Kadyrov, the regional leader of Chechnya who has sent troops from the region to fight in Ukraine, urged Moscow to wipe off the map entire cities in retaliation for Ukrainian shelling of Russia’s territory. Andrew Meldrum, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2022

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“Wipe (someone or something) off the map.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wipe%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20off%20the%20map. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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