Erase - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈreɪs|  American pronunciation of the word erase
Brit.  |ɪˈreɪz|  British pronunciation of the word erase

verb

- remove from memory or existence

The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915

- remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing(syn: efface)

Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

- wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information(syn: delete)

Who erased the files from my hard disk?

Examples

The recording can be erased and the tape used again.

Several important files were accidentally erased.

You can erase the tape and use it again.

She erased the wrong answer from her paper and filled in the correct one.

I erased the chalk marks from the blackboard.

Try as I might, I cannot erase such a terrible experience from my memory.

The computer crashed, and all our records were erased.

Some of the names had been accidentally erased.

Their dream is to erase poverty and injustice from the world.

He couldn't erase the image from his mind.

She had tried to erase the memory of that day.

Why have our names been erased from the list?

The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915

Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

Who erased the files from my hard disk?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: erase
he/she/it: erases
present participle: erasing
past tense: erased
past participle: erased
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