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erase (something) from (something)

To remove something from something else in a physical way, such as wiping or rubbing, or in a virtual or figurative way. I did sign up earlier, so someone must have erased my name from the board. Please erase that data from the hard drive. This is a highly confidential matter, so please erase anything you overheard from your mind.
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erase something from something

1. . Lit. to delete or wipe something from something. Please erase the writing from the blackboard. I will erase the incorrectly spelled word from my paper.
2. Fig. to remove something from something. Erase that smile from your face! I hope you will erase that thought from your mind.
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tv. to kill someone. Mr. Gutman decided who was gonna erase who.
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Some of the wiretapped recordings erased on BE[micro]y-E-rcE-'s orders include conversations legally recorded by the Diyarbakyr Police Department as part of investigations into radical religious groups and criminal groups engaged in drug smuggling.
When the recorder has a flying erase head, the underlying hi-fi audio information will be erased just ahead of the hi-fi audio-recording process and the new information will be recorded properly.
He said: "The fact the tape has been erased has raised doubts in my mind.
NAND flash technology, "burning" data into the silicon to perform read/write and erase operations, ensures that erased data cannot be retrieved.
Its two best features are its low cost and its ability to be erased and recorded innumerable times.
The written image fades naturally over time or can be immediately erased by exposing it to heat.
As a result of the analyses of the special commission, over 120,000 voters are erased from the lists, who did not possess any biometric documents in the last ten years.
Anaheim 3, Calgary 2: For the second time in a week, the Mighty Ducks erased a third-period deficit, this time in defeating the Flames in front of an announced crowd of 9,583 at the Pond.
This means that any portion of the disc that contains data can never be erased or overwritten.
The term developed because, when any information is erased or deleted using normal DOS commands, the information is not really erased.
The FDRERASE audit function VERIFY by default samples a percentage of a volume's tracks to insure that they have been erased, or if requested can verify all of the tracks on an entire volume.
Each month, 5,000 people are averagely erased from the lists of unemployed persons.
Of concern was the number of wrong answers that were erased and changed to correct answers, but no proof of wrongdoing has been found, said Joe Rao, the district's reform coordinator in charge of charter schools.
But if you were among the unlucky few, a rare virus spread over the Internet may have erased your hard drive.
The audit function VERIFY samples tracks on volumes to insure that they have been erased, verifying a percentage of the volume by default or the entire volume if needed.