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clobber

[′kläb·ər]
(computer science)
To write new data and thereby erase good data in a file, or to otherwise damage the file so that it becomes useless.

clobber

(jargon)
To overwrite, usually unintentionally: "I walked off the end of the array and clobbered the stack."

Compare mung, scribble, trash, smash the stack.
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Sunday afternoon, the Angels had more of a giant squid than a clam, getting clobbered by the Detroit Tigers 10-1 before 43,587.
Then, chasing just 116 for victory, Brown clobbered an unbeaten 55 from 34 balls.
President Clinton's 1993 budget clobbered many older Americans -- 85 percent of Social Security benefits would be taxed for singles and couples with incomes above $34,000 and $44,000.
During the film's 86 painful minutes, we watch our hero Tim get menaced, clobbered and drenched in buckets of projectile puke and baby urine.
THE bond market clobbered Marconi yesterday after credit rating agency S&P said it was even less likely to pay back the money it had borrowed.
We have not clobbered higher tax earners and we have no intention of doing so.
one teased another - and noted that a character clobbered with a baseball bat had no blood under his head.
Freeserve was clobbered when its own broker more than doubled its forecast for this year's losses to pounds 61 million.
He has always felt that referees allow him to be hacked and clobbered on a nightly basis, but call him for every infraction.
PEDRO Martinez recorded 15 strikeouts to become the first seven-game winner in the majors as the Boston Red Sox clobbered the Seattle Mariners 9-2.
Utah State and CSUN played through an alarm for the final minute of the game, not that it cooled the Aggies, who came as advertised as they clobbered CSUN 69-47 in front of a crowd of 1,411.
Railtrack and the British Airports Authority will be clobbered by the Budget's Windfall Tax.