What does wipe out mean?

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wipe out

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wipe out.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out(verb)

    use up (resources or materials)

    "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

  2. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

  3. wipe out, sweep away(verb)

    eliminate completely and without a trace

    "The old values have been wiped out"

  4. erase, wipe out(verb)

    remove from memory or existence

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

  5. kill, obliterate, wipe out(verb)

    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

    "kill these lines in the President's speech"

  6. cancel out, wipe out(verb)

    wipe out the effect of something

    "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise"; "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"


  1. wipe out(Verb)

    To destroy (a large number of people or things); to obliterate.

  2. wipe out(Verb)

    To physically erase something written.

  3. wipe out(Verb)

    To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)


  1. Wipe Out

    "Wipe Out" is an instrumental song written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson. The tune was first performed and recorded by The Surfaris, who were elevated to international status with the release of the "Surfer Joe" and "Wipe Out" single in 1963. The song – both the Surfaris' version as well as cover versions – has been featured in over 20 films and television series since 1964, appearing at least once a decade. First heard in Kenneth Anger's short Scorpio Rising, its most recent appearance was in Dominic Sena's 2009 thriller, Whiteout. The term 'wipeout' refers to a fall from a surfboard, especially one that looks painful.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wipe out in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wipe out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wipe out in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Until we wipe out Daesh, Turkey will continue its fight at home and with coalition forces.

  2. Bill Gross:

    A 30-year Treasury at 2.5 percent can wipe out your annual income in one day with a 10 basis point increase.

  3. Curtis Arnold:

    With a prepaid, you don't run that risk because they could wipe out the account, but not the whole checking account.

  4. Inia Seruiratu:

    We live in constant fear that a direct hit from intensifying cyclones could wipe out our economy altogether and set back our development by decades.

  5. Bill Gates:

    None of these (gene technology) constructs will actually wipe out the species, it will evolve back. After all, evolutionary pressures always push back.

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  • تمحوArabic
  • vymazatCzech
  • auslöschen, vernichten, auswischen, ausradierenGerman
  • εξαλείφωGreek
  • aniquilarSpanish
  • pyyhkäistä pois, tuhota, pyyhkiä, kaatuaFinnish
  • anéantir, effacerFrench
  • annientare, cancellare, obliterare, cancellare dalla terra, spazzare via, eliminareItalian
  • წაშლა, განადგურებაGeorgian
  • 무찌르다Korean
  • له‌ناوبردنKurdish
  • cair, apagar, aniquilarPortuguese
  • уничто́жить, стере́ть, уничтожа́ть, истребля́ть, истреби́ть, стира́тьRussian
  • sravniti sa zemljom, izbrisatiSerbo-Croatian
  • utplåna, sudda ut, välta, utrota, sudda, vurpa, radera, sudda bortSwedish

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