wipe out

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wipe out (third-person singular simple present wipes out, present participle wiping out, simple past and past participle wiped out)

  1. (idiomatic) To destroy (especially, a large number of people or things); to obliterate.
  2. To physically erase something written.
  3. To do away with; to cause to disappear
    • 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian[1]:
      The leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who had dominated headlines in recent weeks with rousing open-air rallies against capitalism, took about 11% and failed in his ultimate aim of beating Le Pen and wiping out the extreme right.
  4. (intransitive) To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)