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raze

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verb \ˈrāz\

Simple Definition of raze

  • : to destroy (something, such as a building) completely

Full Definition of raze

razedraz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a archaic :  erase b :  to scrape, cut, or shave off

  3. 2 :  to destroy to the ground :  demolish <raze an old building>

raz·er noun

Examples of raze

  1. <an entire city block razed by a terrible fire>

  2. <the developer razed the old school building and built a high-rise condominium complex>



Origin of raze

alteration of rase


First Known Use: 1536


RAZE Defined for Kids

raze

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verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of raze

razedraz·ing

  1. :  to destroy completely by knocking down or breaking to pieces :  demolish





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