wipe out


wipe out
1. in. to crash.
I wiped out on the curve.
The car wiped out on the curve.
2. in. to fall off or away from something, such as a bicycle, skates, a surfboard, a skateboard, etc.
I wiped out and skinned my knee. U If I wipe out again, my mother says I’m through.
3. [“waipaut] n. a wreck. (Usually wipe-out.)
There was a four-car wipe-out on the expressway when I came in this morning.
It was a pretty serious wipe-out, but no one was killed.
4. n. an accident on a bicycle, skates, surfboard, skateboard, etc. (Usually wipe-out.)
I had a nasty wipe-out, but I only bruised my elbow. D That last wipe-out wrecked my bike.
5. n. a loser; someone who is likely to wipe out. (Usually wipe-out.)
The guy’s a wipe-out, for sure.
Please don’t call my friend a wipe-out.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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