Wipe out - definition, transcription

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


- use up (resources or materials) (syn: consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up)
- kill in large numbers (syn: annihilate, carry off, 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


...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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