Alexander rased it to the ground; but spared the house and family of Pindar.
And Fromelles church on the hill has been rased to the ground.
And the line of Hengist and Cerdic shall be rased from the roll of empire.
And therewithal the king leapt upon Pelinore, and took him by the middle, and threw him down, and rased off his helmet.
In the summer of 1534, orders came that the pope's name should be rased out wherever it was mentioned in the Mass books.
The "Scourge" first attacked, captured, and rased to the ground Aquileia.
Then we rased off the flesh from the necke, and cast dust thereon, and set it in the sun to dry.
Mora's house was rased to the ground, and a column erected on the spot, with an inscription to commemorate his guilt.
The Castell of Sanctandrois was rased to the ground, the block houssis thairof cast doune, and the walles round about demolissed.
The city, we are informed, was rased to the ground, and Bishop Datius escaped to Constantinople.
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.
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.