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English definition of “erase”

erase

verb [T] (MARK)    /ɪˈreɪz/ US  /-ˈreɪs/ mainly US (UK usually rub out)
B2 to remove something, especially a pencil mark by rubbing it: It's in pencil so you can just erase anything that's wrong.Deleting writing erasure     /ɪˈreɪ.ʒər/ US  /-ʒɚ/ noun [C or U] the act of erasing something: the nuclear erasure of entire populations the erasure of police audiotapesRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of erase verb (MARK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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