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 for rase
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rase \Rase\, v. i.
     To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
     [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rase \Rase\, n.
     1. A scratching out, or erasure. [Obs.]
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     2. A slight wound; a scratch. [Obs.] --Hooker.
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     3. (O. Eng. Law) A way of measuring in which the commodity
        measured was made even with the top of the measuring
        vessel by rasing, or striking off, all that was above it.
        --Burrill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rase \Rase\ (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased (r[=a]zd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Rasing.] [F. raser, LL. rasare to scrape
     often, v. freq. fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, shave; cf.
     Skr. rad to scratch, gnaw, L. rodere to gnaw. Cf. Raze,
     Razee, Razor, Rodent.]
     1. To rub along the surface of; to graze. [Obsoles.]
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              Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and
              might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone
              into his head?                        --South.
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              Sometimes his feet rased the surface of the water,
              and at others the skylight almost flattened his
              nose.                                 --Beckford.
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     2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.]
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              Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and
              branch, out of our mind.              --Fuller.
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     3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to
        raze. [In this sense raze is generally used.]
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              Till Troy were by their brave hands rased,
              They would not turn home.             --Chapman.
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     Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete;
           graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.
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     Rasing iron, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from
        the seams of a vessel.
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     Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level;
          prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raze \Raze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Razed (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Razing.] [F. raser. See Rase, v. t.] [Written also
     rase.]
     1. To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
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              Razing the characters of your renown. --Shak.
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     2. To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the
        ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
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              The royal hand that razed unhappy Troy. --Dryden.
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     Syn: To demolish; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert;
          destroy; ruin. See Demolish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rase
      v 1: tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building
           was levelled" [syn: level, raze, rase, dismantle,
           tear down, take down, pull down] [ant: erect, put
           up, raise, rear, set up]

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