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verb [transitive] erase pronunciation in British English /ɪˈreɪz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyerase
he/she/iterases
present participleerasing
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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of erase
  2. 2
    to get rid of an unpleasant memory, feeling, or thought

    A successful campaign would erase doubts about his suitability for the job.

    1. a.
      to destroy something completely

      They tried to erase all evidence of his existence.

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