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wipe out (2)

Meaning: to kill a large number of people or animals

Synonym: kill off

For example:

  • 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.

Quick Quiz:

The global demand for shark fin soup means that every year the fishing industry wipes out millions of
  1. diners
  2. fishermen
  3. sharks

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