Wipe-out

wipeout

[wahyp-out]
noun
1.
Informal. destruction, annihilation, or murder.
2.
Informal. (in sports) a decisive defeat.
3.
a fall from a surfboard.
4.
Slang. a total or complete failure: to suffer a wipeout in the stock market.
5.
Slang. complete physical exhaustion.
Also, wipe-out.


Origin:
1920–25; noun use of verb phrase wipe out

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wipeout

noun
1. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something [syn: destruction
2. a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard) 
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