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Wipeout

A significant loss on an investment. For example, a wipeout occurs if one buys a stock at $100 per share and the price later drops to $4. An investment is unlikely to recover from a wipeout.
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You owe it to the young people you serve to guide their social growth, to prevent accidental social wipe-outs, to help the dorky kids belong.
Sports on UGV networks typically include extreme events content and spectacular wipe-outs.
Mr Evans, the Swanseaborn Ribble Valley MP, said navel-gazing by colleagues must come to an end as the Tories attempt to turn around two disastrous General Election wipe-outs in Wales.
Division One and Two were total wipe-outs, with the exception of Stranmillis' 4-0 home win over Glenavy.
Deputy premier John Prescott, who admitted to a two-year affair with his diary secretary, kept his title - but little else - as a reward for taking the flak for the local election wipe-outs in London and the south.
Bitter and remorselessly cruel, this dark piece by Marivaux (which originally opened and closed in one evening - one of the swiftest wipe-outs in theatrical history) imagines how six babies might have been brought up from birth in solitary confinement in 18th century France, knowing no-one except their jailers who taught them to speak a language in captivity.
The frosty wipe-outs towards the end of 2010 sent us all up the wall - but they'll be a distant memory if Clive Smith's horse makes history.
We laughed like drains at each other's wipe-outs and spent every evening talking over theday's mishaps and triumphs.
BOTHAM: Botham's figures putFlintoff's in the shade at present -- 27 five-wicket innings hauls and four 10-wicket wipe-outs at Test level in his glorious career.
Jim Leishman is desperate to give Livvy a reason to smile after four fixture wipe-outs and news of chief Bill Hunter's bad health.
A series of wipe-outs for scoop6 players means the bet, boosted by a rollover for the 10th week in a row, will break all Tote records.
The seasiders were unable to salvage a solitary point as the consuming Phoenix quintet of Neil Rawlings, Laurie Jones, Gary Fisher, Sean Price and Geraint Jones reeled off a fistful of 3-0 wipe-outs to set the celebrations in motion.