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present tense
I/you/we/theywipe out
he/she/itwipes out
present participlewiping out
past tensewiped out
past participlewiped out
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  1. 1
    [transitive] very informal to kill someone
  2. 2
    [transitive] to clean the inside of something with a cloth

    Just wipe out the fridge with a damp cloth.

  3. 3
    [transitive] informal to make someone extremely tired

    The early-morning meetings really wipe me out.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] informal to fall and have a big crash when you are riding something such as a snowboard or a surfboard
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