Meaning of wipeout in English:


Pronunciation /?w??pa?t/


  • 1informal An instance of being destroyed or overwhelmingly defeated.

    • ‘a nuclear wipeout’
    • ‘And with an entire community having sprouted along the river, there is no doubt that the next flood will be a complete wipeout.’
    • ‘One consequence was the virtual wipeout of Mexico's small farmers by a flood of subsidized U.S. food imports.’
    1. 1.1The obliteration of one radio signal by another.
  • 2informal A fall from a surfboard.

    • ‘He experienced the best and the worst of Pipeline with a perfect 10, a handful of hideous wipeouts and broken surfboards.’
    • ‘Combine ceiling high sets with powerful rip currents and Rockaway's notorious, shifty, ledgy peaks, and the stage was set for some serious ripping… and brutal wipeouts.’
    • ‘Wear a wetsuit that won't blow open in severe wipeouts.’
    • ‘The closing minutes of the first semifinal heat saw a strong set, some jumbled take-offs and a few crowd-pleasing wipeouts.’
    • ‘Arms and legs grow stiff in the chilly water, paddling becomes hard, wipeouts and swims brutal.’