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eraseverb [T]

us   /ɪˈreɪs/
  • 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)







"erase" in British English

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eraseverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈreɪz/ us   /ɪˈreɪs/
erasure
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈreɪ.ʒər/ us   /ɪˈreɪ.ʒɚ/
the act of erasing something: the nuclear erasure of entire populations the erasure of police audiotapes
(Definition of erase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"erase" in Business English

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eraseverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈreɪz/ us   /ɪˈreɪs/
to cancel the effect of an increase or fall in something such as an amount of debt, the price of shares, etc.: erase a deficit/debt/loss To erase the budget deficit through cuts alone would mean extreme measures such as shutting prisons and college campuses. erase a profit/gain
to remove information or data from the place where it was stored: erase sth from sth Fraudulent accounts had been erased from the records. All personal data is securely erased in accordance with our data protection policy.
(Definition of erase from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “erase”
in Korean 지우다…
in Arabic يَمحو…
in Malaysian padam…
in French effacer…
in Russian стирать, уничтожать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 痕跡, 抹去,擦掉(尤指鉛筆字跡)…
in Italian cancellare…
in Turkish (söz, müzik, resim vb.) silmek…
in Polish wymazać, usuwać, kasować…
in Spanish borrar…
in Vietnamese tẩy xoá…
in Portuguese apagar…
in Thai ลบ…
in German ausradieren…
in Catalan esborrar…
in Japanese ~を消す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 痕迹, 抹去,擦掉(尤指铅笔字迹)…
in Indonesian menghapus…
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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