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rase (v.)

late 14c., "remove by scraping, rub, erase," especially "to remove writing by scruaping it out," from Old French raser "to scrape, shave," from Medieval Latin rasare, frequentative of Latin radere (past participle rasus) "to scrape, shave" (see raze (v.)). Meaning "level to the ground or the supporting surface" is from 1530s (compare raze). Related: Rased; rasing.

updated on May 04, 2021

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Definitions of rase from WordNet

rase (v.)
tear down so as to make flat with the ground;
Synonyms: level / raze / dismantle / tear down / take down / pull down
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