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raze Syllabification: raze

Definition of raze in English:

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.
Synonyms
destroy, demolish, raze to the ground, tear down, pull down, knock down, level, flatten, bulldoze, wipe out, lay waste

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'scratch, incise'): from Old French raser 'shave closely', from Latin ras- 'scraped', from the verb radere.

Words that rhyme with raze

ablaze, amaze, appraise, baize, Blaise, blaze, braise, broderie anglaise, chaise, craze, daze, écossaise, erase, faze, gaze, glaze, graze, Hayes, Hays, haze, laze, liaise, lyonnaise, maize, malaise, Marseillaise, mayonnaise, Mays, maze, phase, phrase, polonaise, praise, prase, raise, upraise

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