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verb [transitive] erase pronunciation in British English /ɪˈreɪz/
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present tense
present participleerasing
past tenseerased
past participleerased
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  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.


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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