Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of raze.
  • adj. Slashed or striped in patterns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Slashed or striped in patterns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, same as ragged, 7.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. torn down and broken up

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Examples

  • The Zeppelin razed a whisky warehouse, damaged Princes Street Station* and trashed several private homes and businesses.

    STOP PRESS: Zeppelin Bombs Edinburgh!

  • A few parts in the vicinity of Olšanské náměstí were razed, which is why it is one of the few places close to the centre where you will today find somewhat incongruous looking paneláky.

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  • Unfortunately, though, the Finns were very reluctant to have anything to do with the scheme, or even to annex any Russian territory, whether "razed" or otherwise.

    Barbarossa

  • Paris Pantheon (I have seen emperors and demagogues cast down from their pedestals even in my own time, and Grattan's name razed from the street called after him in Dublin); I say that I was more flattered by it, because it was _simple, unpolitical, and was without motive or ostentation_, the pure and warm feeling of a boy for the poet he admired. "

    Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English

  • This fissure in the Iron Curtain set off a chain of events, and by the end of the year the Berlin Wall had, at least conceptually, been razed.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The town on the mainland was conquered, but not completely razed to the ground, as had been predicted.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Despite this severe judgment, God does not say anything about walls being razed to the ground, about only bare rocks being left, about nothing being left but rubble, and about never being rebuilt.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • I crank up Gran Vitaly's "Looming Hurricane" on my iPod and weave through the cage, separated from heavily-armed soldiers by razed agricultural land.

    Salena Tramel: Gaza Diaries: Prison Visits

  • For two decades, city authorities have razed or gutted many of Moscow's Tsarist era buildings to make way for tony apartments and shopping centers.

    Protesters in Moscow Find Rallies Disrupted by a Dig

  • Refugee camps razed and the Obama Presidency used as blatant media cover.

    Matthew Yglesias » Foxman Steps Up His Campaign Against Fairness

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