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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Example sentences
In a wipeout, the kickstand turns the bot upright again.
Not a complete wipeout but higher than normal losses were experienced.
One lawsuit can wipeout any monetary savings from closing the tunnel.
Last year's market wipeout showed the vulnerability of the popular retirement-savings accounts.
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