Tuesday, January 25, 2011

To wipe out

To wipe out is the same as saying to eliminate/ to destroy/ to annihilate/ to end/ to erase/ to delete/ to eradicate.

1. The computer virus wiped out all of the information stored on my hard drive. Thank God I had a backup of my important documents that I sent to my email.

2. The Dodo, a now extinct bird that was native to the islands of Mauritius, was wiped out because they were so easy to hunt. They are now extinct.

3. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions often wipe out whole villages or even cities.

4. There are a number of theories as to how the dinosaurs were wiped out.

5. Atomic and hydrogen bombs have the power to wipe out an entire city in seconds. Humans have perfected the art of destruction.


  1. If you have a temperature it's the same as having a fever.

  2. My English teacher says that temperature is more British and fever more American, is it right?

  3. Well I'm not harbouring any doubts about my teacher's skills, I only wanted to get this straight, I was just pointing out.

  4. Your teacher is probably right... most people have their preference... and I use both. They are practically synonyms. I am neither British nor American...