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blow away

(operating system, jargon)
To remove (files and directories) from permanent storage, generally by accident. "He reformatted the wrong partition and blew away last night's netnews".

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Whatever was going to blow away has already blown away," she said.
You play as one-man-army Marcus Fenix as he and his best friend (and constant companion), Dom, blow away legions of mutants that have destroyed their planet.
The neighbors obtained a court order last October barring Smith & Thompson from storing more waste on its property, and ordering it to make sure the existing waste didn't blow away or seep into the ground.
They say once the contents are emptied out the bags have a tendency to blow away.
Blow away loose dust and sand from the vehicle's fuel filler opening before removing the cap.