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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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Once in war, the conflict obliterates the past, and the future is all one heady, intoxicating present.
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.
Burn is a freeware application that completely obliterates files from your hard-disk drive.
The work's unremitting forward propulsion creates a monochromatic mood which obliterates many of its imaginative details and ultimately chokes Pelton's ability to communicate.
Losses can occur for several reasons: a computer "crash," which occurs when the hard disk drive that stores data malfunctions; the office is hit by an electrical blackout, corrupting data stored on the hard disk; an employee purposely or accidentally erases data; a fire or other disaster destroys the office; or a computer virus obliterates all the data files.
Developed jointly with IBM, the CopperEye Datablade incorporates CopperEye's proprietary data indexing technology that obliterates long-standing data indexing limitations to achieving superior database performance.
In a nutshell: Writer/director Mark Kemble's searing indictment of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church obliterates itself by its own excess.