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Definition of erase verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they erase
    he / she / it erases
    past simple erased
    -ing form erasing
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  1. 1to remove something completely erase something She tried to erase the memory of that evening. erase something from something All doubts were suddenly erased from his mind. You cannot erase injustice from the world.
  2. 2erase something to make a mark or something you have written disappear, for example by rubbing it, especially in order to correct it He erased the wrong word. The tide had erased the footprints.
  3. 3erase something to remove a recording from a tape or information from a computer's memory Parts of the recording have been erased. He had erased more than 5 000 files from the memory of his computer.
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