Wipe out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪp ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |waɪp ˈaʊt|

verb

- use up (resources or materials) (syn: consume, deplete, eat, exhaust)
- kill in large numbers (syn: annihilate, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish)
- eliminate completely and without a trace
- remove from memory or existence (syn: erase)
- mark for deletion, rub off, or erase (syn: kill, obliterate)
- wipe out the effect of something

Examples

...he didn't get his gambling under control until he had already wiped out his entire life savings...

Nothing could wipe out his bitter memories of the past.

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