rase

[ reyz ]
/ reɪz /
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verb (used with object), rased, ras·ing.


Nearby words

  1. rasc,
  2. rascal,
  3. rascality,
  4. rascally,
  5. rascasse,
  6. rash,
  7. rash shirt,
  8. rasher,
  9. rashi,
  10. rashid

Related formsras·er, noun

raze

or rase

[ reyz ]
/ reɪz /

verb (used with object), razed, raz·ing.

to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings.
to shave or scrape off.

Origin of raze

1540–50; Middle English rasen < Middle French raser < *Vulgar Latin rāsāre to scrape, frequentative of Latin rādere to scrape

Related formsraz·er, nounun·razed, adjective

Can be confusedraze raise

Synonym study

1. See destroy.

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British Dictionary definitions for rase

rase

/ (reɪz) /

verb

a variant spelling of raze

raze

rase

/ (reɪz) /

verb (tr)

to demolish (a town, buildings, etc) completely; level (esp in the phrase raze to the ground)
to delete; erase
archaic to graze
Derived Formsrazer or raser, noun

Word Origin for raze

C16: from Old French raser from Latin rādere to scrape

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