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wipe something out

Definition of wipe something out in English:

Eliminate something completely: their life savings were wiped out
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  • I think what you need to consider is the possibility of wiping that debt out completely - your number of $200 billion is correct.
  • Fortunately, there are thousands of scientists working all over the world probing this disease - its roots and mechanisms - in order to wipe it out once and for all.
  • If you punish bad behavior, the net effect is not, as intended, to wipe it out - but, instead, to drive it underground and inadvertently entrench it.
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