verb (used with object), rased, ras·ing.
verb (used with object), razed, raz·ing.
Origin of raze
Examples from the Web for rase
This rase did not attract much affection, on account ov the time being so slow.
This have I printed in deep consideration, No worldly matter can rase it out of mind.
Ae morning, by the dawn o' day,I rase to theek the stable, O!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
I have imprinted him in my heart in such deep characters, that nothing can rase it out, unless it rub my heart out.Munster Village|Mary Hamilton
This rase waz won after a bitter contest, by Pete Tucker's colt.
Word Origin for raze
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.
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.