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take backwater

verb - intransitive

  • To abandon an opinion or attitude after being confronted with opposition or disagreement.

    "The commissioner took backwater a day later, when several angry constituents appeared at the public meeting."

    Last edited on Aug 09 2011. Submitted by Anonymous from Eastern, KY 41640, USA on Aug 09 2011.

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tickety-boo

adjective

  • going well; going smoothly. Possibly of Hindi origin via the British army, from "Tik hai, babu!" which means "Good, sir!"

    A song called "Everything Is Tickety-Boo" was recorded by Danny Kaye in the film Merry Andrew.

    Last edited on Apr 06 2013. Submitted by Dick Wright-Upham from Wellington, New Zealand on Aug 09 2011.

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wipe out

noun

  • an instance of falling off of a surfboard or being washed off of the board by a wave.
    That was a gnarly wipe out.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 08 2011.

  • an instance of falling off any form of transportation, though usually in sports.
                                                               

                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Brothers and Sisters", Family Guy (TV), Season 9 Episode 15 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 09 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 09 2011.

verb - intransitive

  • to fall off of a surfboard or be washed off of the board by a wave.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Sharon J. from Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA on Dec 01 2005.

verb - transitive

  • to destroy.
    The entire town was wiped out.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 08 2011.

  • of a financial account, to have its balance drastically or completely reduced.
                                                                                      

    Citation from "Jeu Monegasque", Archer (TV), Season 2 Episode 11 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 08 2011.

  • to tire or exhaust.
    That hike really wiped me out.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 08 2011.

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