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a. The act or an instance of wiping out.
b. Complete destruction.
2. Sports A fall, as from a surfboard or bicycle.
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or wipe′-out`,

1. destruction, annihilation, or murder.
2. a fall from a surfboard.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wipeout - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys somethingwipeout - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
annihilation, disintegration - total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
eradication, obliteration - the complete destruction of every trace of something
ravage, depredation - (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"
razing, wrecking - the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
ruination, ruin - an event that results in destruction
wrack, rack - the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
2.wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
fall, tumble, spill - a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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"I'm pretty good at falling off and have had a lot of wipe-outs - but this time I remember feeling a weird sense of weightlessness I've never felt before, which must've been when I was flying through the air.
The Yazidis, whose religious beliefs combine aspects of Islam, Zoroastrianism and Christianity, is just one of the many groups facing wipe-outs by Sunni extremists.
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The very small number of seats in the parliament, too, encourages wipe-outs, where, as the popular vote swings to one party, the opposition is left bereft, with no seats in the house.
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Mr Clegg is bloodied by Thursday's council wipe-outs in Merseyside and far beyond, appears to have aged 20 years in the last one, and is facing a leadership challenge.
On most wagons, the whole front axle pivots, and as every kid learns the hard way, that means a tippy front end and wipe-outs on high-speed turns.