Definition of wipe something off the map in US English:

wipe something off the map


  • Obliterate something totally.

    • ‘The war was not yet over; Britain still maintained strong garrisons in New York and Charlestown, but the only effective field army in the colonies had been wiped off the map with a few strokes from Washington and Cornwallis' pen.’
    • ‘The US already has enough firepower to wipe a nation off the map and kill millions upon millions of people.’
    • ‘As many as 1,000 villages and towns were either damaged or wiped off the map.’
    • ‘The newsman talked about how the town of Jonesboro in the northeastern edge of the state had been wiped off the map by an F5 tornado.’
    • ‘He exterminates his enemies and wipes whole tribes off the map.’
    • ‘Well, in about 30 seconds, pretty much everyone's gonna attack this place, wipe it off the map.’
    • ‘Three cities were wiped off the map in a month because of that war.’
    • ‘Some of these areas are accessible now only by helicopter because the roads were just completely wiped off the map by the earthquake.’
    • ‘More than a few times I shouted angrily and cursed the opposition as they came flying down with superior aerial units to wipe my units off the map near the 30-second mark.’
    • ‘Well, in the region where Hurricane Rita came ashore, some small rural towns were nearly wiped off the map.’
    get rid of, eliminate, do away with, remove, suppress
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