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rase

[reyz] /reɪz/
verb (used with object), rased, rasing.
1.
raze.
Related forms
raser, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rase

rase

/reɪz/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of raze

raze

/reɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to demolish (a town, buildings, etc) completely; level (esp in the phrase raze to the ground)
2.
to delete; erase
3.
(archaic) to graze
Derived Forms
razer, raser, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French raser from Latin rādere to scrape
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Word Origin and History for rase
v.

late 14c., "remove by scraping, rub, scrape out, erase," from Old French raser "to scrape, shave," from Medieval Latin rasare, frequentative of Latin radere (past participle rasus) "to scrape, shave," perhaps from PIE *razd- (cf. Latin rastrum "rake"), possible extended form of root *red- "to scrape, scratch, gnaw" (see rodent). Related: Rased; rasing.

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