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English verb: wipe out

1. wipe out (consumption) use up (resources or materials)


SamplesThis car consumes a lot of gas.
We exhausted our savings.
They run through 20 bottles of wine a week.


ExamplesThey wipe out more bread


Synonymsconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)burn, burn off, burn up, drain, exhaust, indulge, luxuriate, play out, run down, run out, sap, spend, tire


Verb groupoccupy, take, use up

2. wipe out (change) kill in large numbers


SamplesThe plague wiped out an entire population.


Synonymsannihilate, carry off, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Verb groupdecimate

3. wipe out (creation) eliminate completely and without a trace


SamplesThe old values have been wiped out.


Synonymssweep away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

4. wipe out (change) remove from memory or existence


SamplesThe Turks erased the Armenians in 1915.


Synonymserase


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)kill

5. wipe out (change) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase


SamplesKill these lines in the President's speech.


Synonymskill, obliterate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take away, take out

6. wipe out (change) wipe out the effect of something


SamplesThe new tax effectively cancels out my raise.
The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record.


Synonymscancel out


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of









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