raze

Part of speech: verb

To level with the ground; demolish. rase.

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Usage examples "raze":

  1. You said that you would raze the old house to the ground; that you would root up every tree in the gardens to find your dead friend. - "Lady Audley's Secret", Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
  2. The Spartans were in high anger against Agis for his unsoldier- like conduct in the recent campaign, and when they heard of the capitulation of Orchomenus their resentment rose to such a pitch that it was proposed to inflict on him a heavy fine, and raze his house to the ground. - "Stories From Thucydides", H. L. Havell.
  3. Vainer still to elevate the fortress: Whatsoe’ er at eve had raised the workmen Did the Vila raze ere dawn of morning. - "Servian Popular Poetry", John Bowring.