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Raze, vb. 1) to strike on the surface: “the boar had --d his helm,” R3 III, 2, 11 (Ff rased off). III, 4, 84 (Qq race, Ff rowse).
2) to level with the ground, to subvert: “to r. the sanctuary,” Meas. II, 2, 171. “--th your cities,” H6A II, 3, 65.
3) to destroy, to make away with: “to massacre them all and r. their faction,” Tit. I, 451. that (the tribute) “the Britons have --d out,” Cymb. V, 5, 70 (O. Edd. raced).
4) to erase, to blot out: “from the book of honour --d quite,” Sonn. 25, 11. “that was --d,” Meas. I, 2, 11. “--ing the characters of your renown,” H6B I, 1, 101. “I --d my likeness,” Lr. I, 4, 4. as from thence sorrow “were ever --d,” Per. I, 1, 17. With “out:” R2 II, 3, 75. III, 1, 25. H4B V, 2, 127. Mcb. V, 3, 42. Razed, adjectively, == leaving no trace behind: “till each to --d oblivion yield his part,” Sonn. 122, 7.
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