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To put an end to; kill
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  1. To put an end to; kill
  2. To send off or out promptly, usually on a specific errand or official business
  3. To put to death summarily.
Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
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  1. Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
  2. To move one's hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion
  3. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
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  1. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
  2. To remove from a document or record:
  3. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
To blot out, deface, mark off, perforate, destroy, or otherwise physically alter a writing to render it void.
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  1. To blot out, deface, mark off, perforate, destroy, or otherwise physically alter a writing to render it void.
  2. (Printing) To delete or omit
  3. To offset or cancel each other
To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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  1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  2. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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  1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
  2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
  3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
To make (oneself) inconspicuous; withdraw (oneself) from notice
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  1. To make (oneself) inconspicuous; withdraw (oneself) from notice
  2. (Medicine) To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
  3. (Medicine) To cause to become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor:
To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
To kill (another human) in an act of murder.
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  1. To kill (another human) in an act of murder.
  2. To kill (a person) unlawfully and with malice
  3. To commit murder.
(Obs.) To strike or hit
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  1. (Obs.) To strike or hit
  2. (Slang) To overwhelm, as with laughter or love:
  3. To kill violently.
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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  1. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
  2. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
  3. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
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  1. To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
  2. To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance:
  3. To render invisible or unreadable by marking; obliterate. Often used with out :
To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
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  1. To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
  2. To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
  3. (Math.) To remove (a common factor from both terms of a fraction, equivalents of opposite sign or on opposite sides of an equation, etc.)
To combine the qualities of two things:
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  1. To combine the qualities of two things:
  2. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
  3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
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  1. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
  2. To remove from a document or record:
  3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
To rub or wipe out; erase:
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  1. To rub or wipe out; erase:
  2. (Medicine) To cause to become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor:
  3. (Medicine) To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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  1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
  2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
  3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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  1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  2. To remove a body organ or part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
(--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
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  1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
  2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
  3. To strike out or cancel (a word, for example) by or as if by drawing lines through.
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
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  1. The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
  2. To form by stamping, printing, or punching:
  3. To produce or play by manipulating strings or keys:
To come open or unfastened.
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  1. To come open or unfastened.
  2. To open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
  3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
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  1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
  2. To form (a joint) in plumbing by spreading solder with a piece of cloth or leather.
  3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
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  1. To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
  2. To indicate (one's choice or answer) by or as by marking with an X
  3. To mark or sign with an X.
To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
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  1. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
  2. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
  3. To physically leave, as in “to vacate the building. See also abandonment and overrule.
To do away with completely; put an end to; esp., to make (a law, etc.) null and void
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  1. To do away with completely; put an end to; esp., to make (a law, etc.) null and void
  2. (Archaic) To destroy completely.
  3. To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages. To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages.
(Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
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  1. (Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
  2. To kill
  3. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
  1. To make indecipherable; to obliterate
  2. To obscure.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see blot,"Ž out.
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. To remove the occupants of:
To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
To get rid of by destroying completely:
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  1. To get rid of by destroying completely:
To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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  1. To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
  2. (Psychology) To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.
  3. To cause (a fire or light) to stop burning or shining; put out.
To pull up by the roots; root out
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  1. To pull up by the roots; root out
  2. To remove by surgery.
  3. To destroy or remove completely; exterminate; abolish
To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
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  1. To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
  2. (Informal) To overcome with laughter, chagrin, pleasure, surprise, etc.
  3. To cause (an engine, etc.) to stop; turn off
To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
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  1. To settle the affairs of (a business firm, for example) by determining the liabilities and applying the assets to their discharge.
  2. To settle by agreement or legal process the amount of (indebtedness, damages, etc.)
  3. To dispose of or get rid of, as by killing
To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
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  1. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
  2. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
To be removable
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  1. To be removable
  2. To kill or assassinate
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
To cause (a cutting from a plant) to develop roots, as by placing in water or in sand, soil, etc.
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  1. To cause (a cutting from a plant) to develop roots, as by placing in water or in sand, soil, etc.
  2. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
  3. To remove or get rid of. Often used with out :
To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
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  1. To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
  2. To remove or force from home or native land
  3. To destroy or remove utterly; eradicate

Synonym Study

  • Delete implies the marking of written or printed matter for removal, or the removal of the matter itself
  • Obliterate implies a thorough blotting out of something so that all visible traces of it are removed
  • Efface implies a rubbing out from a surface, and, in extended use, suggests a destroying of the distinguishing marks, or even of the very existence, of something
  • To expunge is to remove or wipe out completely
  • Erase implies a scraping or rubbing out of something written or drawn, or figuratively, the removal of an impression
Find another word for erase. In this page you can discover 50 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for erase, like: dispatch, cancel, rub, delete, cancel, obliterate, expunge, efface, eradicate, murder and slay.