erase

erase
[[t]ɪre͟ɪz, AM ɪre͟ɪs[/t]]
erases, erasing, erased
1) VERB If you erase a thought or feeling, you destroy it completely so that you can no longer remember something or no longer feel a particular emotion.

[V n] They are desperate to erase the memory of that last defeat in Cardiff...

[V n from n] Love was a word he'd erased from his vocabulary since Susan's going.

2) VERB If you erase sound which has been recorded on a tape or information which has been stored in a computer, you completely remove or destroy it.

[V n] He was found by the girls in the studio tearfully erasing all the tapes he'd slaved over...

[be V-ed from n] It appears the names were accidentally erased from computer disks. [Also V n from n]

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3) VERB If you erase something such as writing or a mark, you remove it, usually by rubbing it with a cloth.

[V n] It was unfortunate that she had erased the message.

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  • erase — vt erased, eras·ing: to seal and protect (criminal records) from disclosure Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. erase …   Law dictionary

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  • erase — [ē rās′, irās′] vt. erased, erasing [< L erasus, pp. of eradere, to scratch out < e , out + radere, to scrape, scratch: see RAT] 1. to rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge 2. to remove (something… …   English World dictionary

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  • erase — c.1600, from L. erasus, pp. of eradere scrape out, scrape off, shave, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + radere to scrape (see RAZE (Cf. raze)). Of magnetic tape, from 1945. Related: Erased; erasing …   Etymology dictionary

  • erase — [v] remove; rub out abolish, annul, black out, blank, blot, blue pencil*, cancel, cross out, cut, cut out, delete, disannul, dispatch, efface, eliminate, excise, expunge, extirpate, gut, kill, launder*, negate, nullify, obliterate, scratch out*,… …   New thesaurus

  • erase — ► VERB ▪ rub out or obliterate; remove all traces of. DERIVATIVES erasable adjective erasure noun. ORIGIN Latin eradere scrape away …   English terms dictionary

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