Pronunciation: (wīp'out"), [key]
1. Informal.destruction, annihilation, or murder.
2. (in sports) Informal.a decisive defeat.
3. a fall from a surfboard.
4. Slang.a total or complete failure: to suffer a wipeout in the stock market.
5. Slang.complete physical exhaustion. Also,wipe'-out".
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