Raze



[reyz] /reɪz/

verb (used with object), razed, razing.
1.
to tear down; demolish; level to the ground:
to raze a row of old buildings.
2.
to shave or scrape off.
/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
v.

1540s, alteration of racen “pull or knock down” (a building or town), from earlier rasen (14c.) “to scratch, slash, scrape, erase,” from Old French raser “to scrape, shave” (see rase). Related: Razed; razing.

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