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