One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Obliterate something totally.
get rid of, eliminate, do away with, remove, suppressView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘He exterminates his enemies and wipes whole tribes 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.’
- ‘Well, in the region where Hurricane Rita came ashore, some small rural towns were nearly 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.’
- ‘Well, in about 30 seconds, pretty much everyone's gonna attack this place, wipe it off the map.’
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