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verb [transitive]     erase pronunciation in British English
/ɪˈreɪz/
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I/you/we/theyerase
he/she/iterases
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past tenseerased
past participleerased
  1. 1
    to remove all the information stored on a computer disk, or all the sound or pictures recorded on a tape

    The virus erases all the files stored on your hard drive.

    1. a.
      mainly American to remove writing, drawing, or marks made by a pencil or pen by rubbing it off with a rubber. A more usual British word is rub out.
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