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Phrasal Verbs

wipe out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. diners

b. fishermen

c. sharks

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