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Rase


RASE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin rasus, rado.]

1. To pass along the surface of a thing, with striking or rubbing it at the same time; to graze.

Might not the bullet which rased his cheek, have gone into his head? obsolete

2. To erase; to scratch or rub out; or to blot out; to cancel.

[In this sense, erase is generally used.]

3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to rase a city.

[In this sense, raze is generally used. This orthography, rase may therefore be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase and raze having superseded it.]

RASE, n

1. A cancel; erasure. [Not in use.]

2. A slight wound. [Not in use.]