Rub out and Zap

Rub out

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Rub out verb – To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of.
Usage example: aerial bombs rubbed out the oil refinery

Zap and rub out are semantically related in dispose of topic. In some cases you can use "Zap" instead a verb "Rub out".
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Zap verb – To deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner.
Rub out and zap are semantically related in help topic. You can use "Rub out" instead a verb "Zap".
Nearby Word: zapping
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