Definition of wipe out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


wipe out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Winter sports, Water sports
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Phrasal Verbs
(informal) to fall over, especially when you are doing a sport such as skiing or surfing She wiped out at the third gate in the slalom race. See related entries: Winter sports, Water sports
(informal) to make somebody extremely tired All that travelling has wiped her out. see also wiped out

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[often passive] to destroy or remove somebody/something completely Whole villages were wiped out by the earthquake. Last year's profits were virtually wiped out. a campaign to wipe out malaria related noun wipeout
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