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raze

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrazeraze /reɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DESTROYto completely destroy a town or building 🔊 In 1162 Milan was razed to the ground by imperial troops. Grammar Raze is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
razeSince January, the city has razed 13 houses for building and zoning code violations and billed the owners, Khalil said.But Vargas said the strengthened designation might make a judge more reluctant to order the cross razed.The old theater will be razed and replaced with housing.It occupies the site of a former school that was razed by fire.It says that the company razed forests, polluted rivers, retarded crop growth and caused birth defects.In typical Atlanta fashion, it was razed in 1977 to make room for the new Atlanta-Fulton Public Library.They buy up an entire slum block, raze it and erect a castle containing theaters, concert halls and restaurants.A massive Roman army besieged Jerusalem, utterly destroying the Temple and razing the city to the ground.Many other important buildings were also razed to the ground.razed to the groundHe handed over the keys to Angoulême and Montignac and their walls too were razed to the ground.Many other important buildings were also razed to the ground.One of the three supermarkets looted was razed to the ground.The towns of Kohlizt and the Temple of Sigmar at Nachtdorf were razed to the ground.Her house had been razed to the ground and her husband killed.If their Josie was planning on being a second Maria, then the school could well be razed to the ground by now.Milan challenged the new ruler and for its troubles was razed to the ground in 1162.
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Verb table
raze
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyraze
he, she, itrazes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrazed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave razed
he, she, ithas razed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad razed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill raze
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have razed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam razing
he, she, itis razing
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you, we, theyare razing
Past
I, he, she, itwas razing
you, we, theywere razing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been razing
he, she, ithas been razing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been razing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be razing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been razing
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