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rase

[reyz]
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verb (used with object), rased, ras·ing.
  1. raze.
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Related formsras·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • I want her to play wis now and I'd raser not trust her in dere wis dose marbles and balls rollin' round.

    Mildred Keith

    Martha Finley


British Dictionary definitions for raser

rase

verb
  1. a variant spelling of raze
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Word Origin and History for raser

rase

v.

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.

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