verb[with object] (usually be razed)
Completely destroy (a building, town, or other site): villages were razed to the ground
More example sentences
- Next it was the turn of armoured bulldozers to raze building after building.
- A frenzy of hotel building razed old neighbourhoods and transformed city centres.
- Military bulldozers yesterday knocked down all the structures in Kadim, and were razing buildings in Ganim.
Middle English (in the sense 'scratch, incise'): from Old French raser 'shave closely', from Latin ras- 'scraped', from the verb radere.