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raze (rase)

 
 
pronunciation:
reIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: razes, rases, razing, rasing, razed, rased
definition: to knock down or tear down (a structure); level.
The old stadium was razed in order to build the new sports complex.
synonyms:
demolish, level, tear down, wreck
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
annihilate, bulldoze, desolate, destroy, devastate, dismantle, fell, flatten, lay waste, topple, total
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