Examples of raze in a Sentence
an entire city block razed by a terrible fire
the developer razed the old school building and built a high-rise condominium complex
Recent Examples of raze from the Web
One particularly controversial practice is razing one house and then dividing the lot for two single-family houses, or even townhouses.
In the spring of 1844, nativist mobs burned Catholic churches in Philadelphia, killed dozens, and razed an immigrant neighborhood.
Weise said Monday their plans could involve razing the three-story, 15,300-square-foot building, 1534 N. Farwell Ave.
A service station and convenience store was razed to make way for the Mandeville restaurant.
Unlike many 1930s theaters that by the 1990s had either been turned into churches, performing-arts theaters or simply razed, the State operated as a daily movie house until 2010, when its game but broke operator was forced to close it.
Thirty-seven years later Carthage was captured and razed.
Metcalf South is being razed by Lane4 Property Group and the Kronke Group to make way for a Lowe’s home improvement store.
By 1937, older buildings were razed and a new administration, laundry and hospital were built and the grounds began to look more like a college campus than a prison.
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Origin and Etymology of raze
alteration of rase
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of raze for English Language Learners
: to destroy (something, such as a building) completely
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