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English definition of “erase”

erase

verb [T]  /ɪˈreɪs/ us  

erase verb [T] (DESTROY)

to destroy or remove something completely: A subdirectory filled with precious data can be erased if you are not careful.

erase verb [T] (RUB AWAY)

to remove something written or a mark by rubbing: I kept changing my mind and erasing my answers on the test.
(Definition of erase from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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