Rase (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rased (?); 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 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 rase is generally used.]

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

⇒ This word, rase, may be considered as nearly obsolete; graze, erase, and raze, having superseded it.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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Rase, v. i.

To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.

[Obs.]

 

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Rase, n.

1.

A scratching out, or erasure.

[Obs.]

2.

A slight wound; a scratch.

[Obs.]

Hooker.

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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