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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outverb

    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 offverb

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

  3. wipe out, sweep awayverb

    eliminate completely and without a trace

    "The old values have been wiped out"

  4. erase, wipe outverb

    remove from memory or existence

    "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"

  5. kill, obliterate, wipe outverb

    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

    "kill these lines in the President's speech"

  6. cancel out, wipe outverb

    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 outverb

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

  2. wipe outverb

    To physically erase something written.

  3. wipe outverb

    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.

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  1. wipe out

    Read the full text of the Wipe Out poem by Mario William Vitale on the Poetry.com website.

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  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. Marco Rubio:

    I would be targeting their safe havens everywhere including in Libya, if we don't wipe out that operational status that they now have in Libya they're going to use it to ramp up more operations in Sinai, more in Egypt and eventually it will cross over the Mediterranean into Europe itself.

  2. Bill Mann:

    The long-term impact willlikelybe greater, as this breach impacts millions of consumers who trust Equifax with their most personal information, and trust is at the core of their business, based on its severity and the sheer numbers involved, a breach like this will displace consumer trust, and potentially wipe out additional value quickly.

  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. Delly Adams:

    I wish to see more love, and so I'm going to be that love, if I could inspire just three more people to donate kidneys and those three people could inspire three more people. And those three could inspire three more. If you just did that 11 times over, we would completely wipe out... the kidney waiting list. That's doable to me.

  5. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

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

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  • تمحوArabic
  • vymazatCzech
  • auswischen, auslöschen, ausradieren, vernichtenGerman
  • εξαλείφωGreek
  • aniquilarSpanish
  • kaatua, pyyhkiä, tuhota, pyyhkäistä poisFinnish
  • effacer, anéantirFrench
  • annientare, spazzare via, cancellare dalla terra, eliminare, obliterare, cancellareItalian
  • წაშლა, განადგურებაGeorgian
  • 무찌르다Korean
  • له‌ناوبردنKurdish
  • aniquilar, cair, apagarPortuguese
  • уничто́жить, стере́ть, истреби́ть, стира́ть, уничтожа́ть, истребля́тьRussian
  • sravniti sa zemljom, izbrisatiSerbo-Croatian
  • sudda bort, utplåna, radera, vurpa, sudda, utrota, välta, sudda utSwedish
  • துடைத்து எடுTamil

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    To cause to become
    • A. denudate
    • B. abase
    • C. loom
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