wipeout

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noun wipe·out \ ˈwīp-ˌau̇t \

Definition of wipeout

1 :the act or an instance of wiping out :complete or utter destruction
2 :a fall or crash caused usually by losing control
3 :a total or decisive defeat :drubbing

Examples of wipeout in a Sentence

  1. The surfer had a nasty wipeout.

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First Known Use of wipeout

1921


wipe out

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Definition of wipe out

transitive verb
:to destroy completely :annihilate
intransitive verb
: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

First Known Use of wipe out

1535


WIPEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

wipeout

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Definition of wipeout for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden, violent fall by someone who is riding a bicycle, surfing, skiing, etc.


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