erase


erase
verb
ADVERB
completely, entirely, fully
partially
virtually
effectively

This event has been effectively erased from written records.

accidentally
digitally
VERB + ERASE
attempt to, seek to, try to
want to

She wanted to erase the message before her parents heard it.

be determined to

They are determined to erase the bad memories of last year's defeats.

PREPOSITION
from

These people have been virtually erased from the history book.

Erase is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blackboard, ↑debt, ↑deficit, ↑disk, ↑distinction, ↑doubt, ↑file, ↑memory, ↑mistake, ↑past, ↑record, ↑tape, ↑trace, ↑word, ↑wrinkle

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