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obliterate (someone or something) from (something or some place)

To erase or destroy every trace of someone or something from some place or thing. The military coup has become hell bent on obliterating their opponents from every corner of the country. We'll have to use a sandblaster to obliterate the graffiti from the wall.
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slang Extremely drunk. They kept feeding me shots of tequila on my birthday, so I was completely obliterated by the end of the night.
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obliterate someone or something from something

to destroy or wipe out someone or something from something. Karen obliterated the writing from the wall. Max set out to obliterate Lefty "Fingers" Moran from the face of the earth.
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mod. drunk. Fred was obliterated and couldn’t walk to his car, let alone drive it.
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For a teacher who is susceptible to that controlling impulse, the inadequacies or inconsistencies in student writing have the power to obliterate a safe, orderly, utterly controlled world.
Explosives have successfully been used by qualified blasters to partially or totally obliterate large animal carcasses (horses, mules, moose, etc.
Pakistan has number of bombs today, which could obliterate major Indian cities three times over.
If a taxpayer strikes out or obliterates the jurat, the law is clear that Form 1040, even if otherwise complete, accurate and signed, does not constitute a valid return.
If you also want to stop the crushing of young lives by HGVs support the See Me Save Me campaign which was formed to obliterate blind spots on HGVs by the use of sensors and cameras.
Indeed, the hyperactive star, which is part of a two-star system called RS Ophiuchi, may be teetering on the brink of going supernova and could obliterate itself in just a few hundred thousand years, suggest Jennifer Sokoloski of the HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics and her colleagues.
In this respect, too, Watkin has strengthened the book by adding accounts on urbanism and context to each chapter, and his observations demonstrate why the tabula rasa is desired by those who ignore, corrupt, and obliterate the genius loci.
As long as we continue to let the Christian right hijack our Constitution and obliterate the separation between church and state, who is to say that four years from now ray own marriage, which is between Catholic and Jew, won't be deemed unlawful?
The Taliban, which interprets Islam to forbid idolatry of any kind, used anti-aircraft weapons, tanks and rocket launchers to obliterate the ancient statues.
While mulling over whether I would submit to an interview, I jotted down thoughts I had about Judaism's ancient history and how I believed that the intention of the Third Reich was to not only kill Jews, but to obliterate the history of the Jews.
It's strange that someone who went to an all-male school is on a crusade to obliterate a school designed to provide a safe haven for gay students, instead of battling to reintegrate his old alma matter with women.
Natural selection would obliterate the material's value as a molecular clock, useful as a means to reconstruct human evolution, Wolpoff says.