Rase

Definition of Rase

Pronunciation: rāz
v. t.1.To rub along the surface of; to graze.
[imp. & p. p. Rased (rāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Rasing.]
Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone into his head?
- South.
Sometimes his feet rased the surface of the water, and at others the skylight almost flattened his nose.
- Beckford.
2.To rub or scratch out; to erase.
Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and branch, out of our mind.
- Fuller.
3.To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to raze.
Till Troy were by their brave hands rased,
They would not turn home.
- Chapman.
Rasing iron
a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from the seams of a vessel.
v. i.1.To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
n.1.A scratching out, or erasure.
2.A slight wound; a scratch.
3.(O. Eng. Law) A way of measuring in which the commodity measured was made even with the top of the measuring vessel by rasing, or striking off, all that was above it.

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bulldoze, destroy, destruct, dismantle, level, pull down, raze, take down, tear down
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