wipe out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wipe out kill in large numbers "the plague wiped out an entire population"
    • v wipe out wipe out the effect of something "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise","The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
    • v wipe out mark for deletion, rub off, or erase "kill these lines in the President's speech"
    • v wipe out remove from memory or existence "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
    • v wipe out use up (resources or materials) "this car consumes a lot of gas","We exhausted our savings","They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
    • v wipe out eliminate completely and without a trace "The old values have been wiped out"
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Quotations

  • Meshulam Riklis
    Meshulam Riklis
    “The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.”
  • Ian Hay
    Ian Hay
    “War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.”

Usage

In literature:

That's how they wiped out our air fleet.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
They wiped out the stigma of the day before and paid their debt with interest.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
Do like me: wipe out the recollection of the good times you've had by acts of filial piety.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Three whole families, fifteen people, wiped out at Indian Creek.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Fully half of the city was wiped out, and the remainder in a mortal funk, terrorized and riotous.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Had it been otherwise, the blue column might have struck anywhere, and wiped out millions of lives!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
We've wiped out six of their scouts already.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
Wipe out the rest of them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
The Slavs are wiped out.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
I've been so near wiped out such scores of times, that it ain't no easy job to say which was the downright nearest.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

And the life has died out of treason,
Died with oppression and wrong,
The shame is wiped from the nation
Worn as a jewel so long
"Death Of President Lincoln" by Nora Pembroke
They wiped out all that they could find
Of beauty and strength and worth,
But they could not wipe out the Viking's Wind
That brings the ships from the North.
"The Pirates in England" by Rudyard Kipling
Majuba Day! Majuba Day!
Here's a health to Bobs and his force to-day!
For the wiped-out shame from Britannia's fame,
And the work they wrought on Majuba Day!
"Majuba Day" by Cicely Fox Smith
Still, silent, dark,in vain the ear would catch
A note of comfort whispered on the air,
Helpless, alone,the eye looks out in vain
For one to wipe the solitary tear.
"A Hymn In Sickness" by Caroline Fry
Right on, in freedom's name,
And in the strength of God,
Wipe out the damning stain,
And break the oppressor's rod;
Hurrah! Hurrah! right on go we,
The fettered slave shall yet be free.
"Right On" by Anonymous Americas
It may be in Heaven's grace,
Beneath the shade of some immortal palm,
That God will let me see her angel face;
Then wild, wild heart be calm,
Wipe out that old love, every sorrowful trace.
"Motives" by Marietta Holley

In news:

The scammers in line then went inside and bought iPad 2's -- wiping out the store within minutes.
Local residents striving to wipe out heart disease hit the pavement at LSU Shreveport this morning.
NEW YORK – A week after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast, wiping out entire communities, residents were bracing for yet another potentially damaging storm.
A killer asteroid was thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs.
Zit -zapping virus may wipe out acne.
Wiping out deductions wouldn't allow for much lower tax rates, analysis says.
After a second day of marathon talks National Hockey League (NHL) owners and players appeared no closer to a new labor deal on Wednesday and ending a lockout that is threatening to wipe out the entire season.
Superstorm wipes out New York's Nielsen ratings.
NEW YORK — Superstorm Sandy has wiped out New York's Nielsen Co. Ratings report for the month of November.
Superstorm Sandy has wiped out New York's Nielsen Co.
Superstorm Sandy has wiped out New York's Nielsen Co. Ratings report for the month of November.
Superstorm Sandy wipes out New York's Nielsen ratings for month of November.
How One Woman Wiped Out $80,000 in Credit Card Debt.
(AP) — Backers of Oklahoma's recently approved ballot measure wiping out affirmative action in state government say they're confident it could withstand a legal challenge.
After hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast region of Texas a few years a go, almost wiping out Galveston and causing lots of damage even further inland, many people turned to the government and FEMA for financial help.
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In science:

Therefore, sufficiently “complex” time evolution will eventually wipe out entanglement between two qubits.
Initial-state randomness as a universal source of decoherence
The basic assumption in both algorithms is that higher-order correlations can be wiped out using a Fourier phase randomization procedure.
Surrogates with random Fourier Phases
The basic assumption in both algorithms is that higher-order correlations can be wiped out using a Fourier phase randomization procedure since the PS is invariant under Fourier phase permutations.
Surrogates with random Fourier Phases
Because of the cone-mixing property of the random environment, these time lapses have the effect of wiping out the memory.
Law of large numbers for a class of random walks in dynamic random environments
For the ”wrong” states the process reduces to an additional averaging, wiping out the remaining structure of the density matrix.
Selective Amplification of a Quantum State
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