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English Dictionary: rase by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rase
v
  1. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
    Synonym(s): level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down
    Antonym(s): erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rase \Rase\, n.
      1. A scratching out, or erasure. [Obs.]
  
      2. A slight wound; a scratch. [Obs.] --Hooker.
  
      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.
            --Burrill.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rase \Rase\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rased}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Rasing}.] [F. raser, LL. rasare to scrape often, v. freq.
      fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, shave; cf. Skr. rad to
      scratch, gnaw, L. rodere to gnaw. Cf. {Raze}, {Razee},
      {Razor}, {Rodent}.]
      1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.]
  
                     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 water, and
                     at others the skylight almost flattened his nose.
                                                                              --Beckford.
  
      2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.]
  
                     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. [In this sense {rase} is generally used.]
  
                     Till Troy were by their brave hands rased, They
                     would not turn home.                           --Chapman.
  
      Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete;
               graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.
  
      {Rasing iron}, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from
            the seams of a vessel.
  
      Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level;
               prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rase \Rase\, v. i.
      To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
      [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Raze \Raze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Razing}.] [F. raser. See {Rase}, v. t.] [Written also
      {rase}.]
      1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
  
                     Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak.
  
      2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the
            ground; to destroy; to demolish.
  
                     The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. --Dryden.
  
      Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert;
               destroy; ruin. See {Demolish}.
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