erase (something) from (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
So many years have since past, that you may have, perhaps, forgotten this circumstance: but your desires are to me in the nature of commands; and the impression of them is never to be erased from my memory.
Following the publication of voters erased from the electoral roll, the BESA Movement accused of a flagrant breach of fundamental human rights.
In addition, it is upsetting that the majority of voters who are erased from the electoral roll and were qualified as "fortune-seekers" haven't left Macedonia in the past several years and are relatives of the officials and members of BESA Movement.
Using Disk Purge software will guarantee that ALL data will be completely erased from a disk drive.
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.
The security erase feature, which enables all data to be erased from the flash disk in seconds, can also be used selectively, erasing only part of the disk.
Each month, 5,000 people are averagely erased from the lists of unemployed persons.