Translation of erase in Spanish:

erase

Pronunciation: /ɪˈreɪs; ɪˈreɪz/

vt

  • 1.1 (rub out) [pencil mark/error] borrar the teacher erased the blackboard (AmE) la profesora borró el pizarrón
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    • A sudden smile can smooth it free of tension as easily as the tide can erase marks on sand.
    • The kids glanced up at me, and some started erasing their marks.
    • Remarkably, seven days later her mark was erased.
    1.2 [Audio] [Comput] borrar
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    • Just like erasing a magnetic hard disk does not delete all the information stored on the disk, common erasure methods for tapes do not erase all of the data on the tape.
    • The degaussing process is designed to erase the tape magnetically back to a virgin state.
    • A file in the Recycle Bin is not erased from your computer until you select ‘Empty the Recycle Bin’ from the File menu.
    1.3 [literario/literary] [emotion] borrar [literario/literary] she tried to erase the dreadful scenes from her mind trató de borrar or apartar las terribles escenas de su pensamiento [literario/literary]
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    • If women participated in this myth-making in order to understand themselves and their place in the world, the traces have been erased or repressed.
    • In some parts of Latin America, there's been an attempt to erase many of the traces of liberation theology in any of its forms.
    • That element of my nightmare had been erased, diminished, dissolved.

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