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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 raze /ˈrez/
 (vt.)毀滅,刮去,把…夷為平地,消除,抹去,破壞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rase v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased p. pr. & vb. n. Rasing.]
 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 the 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 raze 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 Note:This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.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)

 Raze n.  A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as race, a root. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Raze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed p. pr. & vb. n. Razing.]  [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 overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
    The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; ruin. See Demolish.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 raze
      v : tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building
          was levelled" [syn: level, rase, dismantle, tear
          down, take down, pull down] [ant: raise]