raze

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verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of raze

razed

;

razing

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

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

razer

noun

Examples of raze in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of raze

alteration of rase


First Known Use: 14th century


RAZE Defined for English Language Learners

raze

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verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of raze for English Language Learners

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


RAZE Defined for Kids

raze

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verb \ˈrāz\

Definition of raze for Students

razed

razing

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



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