verb (used with object), razed, razing.
to tear down; demolish; level to the ground:
to raze a row of old buildings.
to shave or scrape off.
to demolish (a town, buildings, etc) completely; level (esp in the phrase raze to the ground)
to delete; erase
(archaic) to graze
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.
/rəˈzuː/ noun 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) an imaginary coin: not a brass razoo, they took every last razoo
[rey-zer] /ˈreɪ zər/ noun 1. a sharp-edged instrument used especially for shaving the face or trimming the hair. 2. an electrically powered instrument used for the same purpose. verb (used with object) 3. to shave, cut, or remove with or as if with a razor. Idioms 4. on the razor’s edge, in a difficult or […]
[rey-zer-bak] /ˈreɪ zərˌbæk/ noun 1. a finback or rorqual. 2. a wild or semiwild hog with a ridgelike , common in the southern U.S. 3. a sharp narrow ridge or range of hills. adjective 4. Also, razorbacked, razor-backed. having a sharp ridge along the . /ˈreɪzəˌbæk/ noun 1. Also called finback. the common rorqual See […]
- Razorbill auk
/ˈreɪzəˌbɪl/ noun 1. a common auk, Alca torda, of the North Atlantic, having a thick laterally compressed bill with white markings