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  • v. To destroy (a large number of people or things); to obliterate.
  • v. To physically erase something written.
  • v. To do away with; to cause to disappear
  • v. To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
  • v. wipe out the effect of something
  • v. remove from memory or existence
  • v. use up (resources or materials)
  • v. kill in large numbers
  • v. eliminate completely and without a trace


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  • Their real fear however is that this popular & republican pamphlet, taking wonderfully, is likely at a single stroke to wipe out all the unconstitutional doctrines which their bell-weather Davila has been preaching for a twelvemonth.


  • There was considerable interest, therefore, in the Buckley-Shaw debate he had arranged; we all knew he expected Dr. Buckley to wipe out that old score, and I was determined to make it as difficult as possible for the distinguished gentleman to do so.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • So plain were the indications of an attack that he directed his remaining infantry, that of Rodes and Breckinridge, to hurry to the ground where the young North Carolinian was standing in furious determination to wipe out the disgrace of his recent defeat at Stephenson's Depot.


  • Sebastian Ulric just wants to wipe out the human race, not all flesh.

    The Ark

  • Ever since the Great War when he tried to commit hara-kiri over the treachery of his people, Hokusai's been bugs about getting an atomic explosive bomb which will let us wipe out the rest of the world.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • At the least, it meant they were already in position to wipe out a good portion of Squad Two's assailants, at little risk to themselves.

    The False Mirror

  • You make the decision to wipe out humanity, and then you become the patriarch that repopulates it?

    The Ark

  • “It took only two of them to wipe out the entire crew of the Feronia.”

    The Monstrumologist

  • Antipater was determined to wipe out Greek resistance once and for all, but Agis was just as determined to restore freedom to the land.

    Alexander the Great

  • They plant obs on us in advance so that when we rush to the rescue we've got to wipe out a dollop of theirs before we can plant any new ones of our own.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame


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