wipe out (2)
This page is about the phrasal verb wipe out (2).
Meaning: to kill a large number of people or animalsSynonym: kill off
- wipe out sb/sth European invaders wiped out all the people who were living on the Australian island they named "Tasmania".
- wipe sth/sb out A flu pandemic early in the twentieth century wiped millions of people out.
The global demand for shark fin soup means that every year the fishing industry wipes out millions of
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Contributor: Matt Errey