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wipe out

1. verb To obliterate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." Many buildings were wiped out during the siege.
2. verb To kill, especially in large numbers. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." The highly contagious illness wiped out an entire community of people. An attack that large could wipe us all out. Ray wiped out the informant, just as the boss told him to.
3. verb To negate something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." The boss's decision against our proposal wiped out all of our hard work.
4. verb To exhaust or fatigue someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." All of that cleaning totally wiped me out—I need a nap.
5. verb To erase or delete information permanently and/or on a large scale. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." We need to wipe out all of our personal information before we try to sell this computer.
6. verb To fall or tumble off of something, often a skateboard, surfboard, or bicycle. I wiped out on my skateboard today and scraped my leg on the pavement.
7. verb To deplete the supply of something, often when it relates to finances. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." I have a big family, so shopping for Christmas gifts totally wipes out my bank account every year. The demand for clean water wiped our supply out in days.
8. verb To cause someone financial hardship. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wipe" and "out." I invested a ton of money in that start-up, so its failure totally wiped me out.
9. verb To fail in a significant or spectacular way. That candidate really wiped out in the election—his opponent completely trounced him.
10. verb To crash. I tried to catch up to the puck, but then I lost an edge and totally wiped out.
11. noun A fall or tumble off of something, often a skateboard, surfboard, or bicycle. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. I had a wipe-out while skateboarding today—that's why my leg is all scraped up.
12. noun A crash. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. I tried to catch up to the puck, but then I lost an edge and had a total wipe-out.
13. noun A loser or failure. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. Don't hang out with that kid—he's a real wipe-out.
See also: out, wipe

wiped (out)

1. and wiped over mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Oh, man! I’m really wiped.
2. mod. [of a person or creature] exhausted. I’m so wiped out that I just want to go home and go to bed.
3. mod. broke. Medical bills left us totally wiped out.
See also: out, wipe
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