Definition of wipeout in English:


Line breaks: wipe|out
Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪpaʊt


  • 1An instance of being destroyed or overwhelmingly defeated: a nuclear wipeout
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    • And with an entire community having sprouted along the river, there is no doubt that the next flood will be a complete wipeout.
    • One consequence was the virtual wipeout of Mexico's small farmers by a flood of subsidized U.S. food imports.
  • 1.1The obliteration of one radio signal by another.
  • 2A fall from a surfboard.
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    • He experienced the best and the worst of Pipeline with a perfect 10, a handful of hideous wipeouts and broken surfboards.
    • Combine ceiling high sets with powerful rip currents and Rockaway's notorious, shifty, ledgy peaks, and the stage was set for some serious ripping… and brutal wipeouts.
    • Wear a wetsuit that won't blow open in severe wipeouts.

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