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Rased

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.]

    Was he not in the . . . neighborhood to death? and might not the bullet which rased his cheek have gone into his head?
    --South.

    Sometimes his feet rased the surface of the water, and at others the skylight almost flattened his nose.
    --Beckford.

  2. To rub or scratch out; to erase. [Obsoles.]

    Except we rase the faculty of memory, root and branch, out of our mind.
    --Fuller.

  3. To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to raze. [In this sense raze is generally used.]

    Till Troy were by their brave hands rased, They would not turn home.
    --Chapman.

    Note: This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.

    Rasing iron, a tool for removing old oakum and pitch from the seams of a vessel.

    Syn: To erase; efface; obliterate; expunge; cancel; level; prostrate; overthrow; subvert; destroy; demolish; ruin.

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rased

vb. (en-past of: rase)

Usage examples of "rased".

They were two cousins, almost like to twins, Except that from the catalogue of sins Nature had rased their love--which could not be But by dissevering their nativity.

Then we rased off the flesh from the necke, and cast dust thereon, and set it in the sun to dry.