wipe (someone or something) off the map

Definition of wipe (someone or something) off the map

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to clean or dry by rubbing

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

  1. : blow, strike

  2. : jeer, gibe

  3. : an act or instance of wiping

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

map play
  1. : a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area

  2. : a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it

  3. : a diagram or other visual representation that shows the relative position of the parts of something

  1. : to make a map of

  2. : to delineate as if on a map

  3. : to make a survey of for or as if for the purpose of making a map


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