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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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Ferrofluids normally should not be applied to evidential VHS tape surfaces because even with proper cleaning, they can cause playback problems, including tracking errors; degraded audio and video; and clogging of the video, audio, erase, and control-track heads.
His defense lawyers said Osawa wrongly assumed that Fujimaki had asked him to erase the record, although it was merely an inquiry about the license.
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Since the user can execute the algorithm in Flash A to erase and program the application firmware in Flash B and vice versa, a power failure will not disable the upgrade process.
Deleting a file doesn't get rid of it; it just erases the identification code that tells a computer where it's situated on the hard disk.
On a CD-RW, you'll find three sets of numbers: the first is the speed at which it writes data, the second is the speed at which it rewrites data, and the third tells you how fast it erases the information (for example, 8x/4x/32x).
An erase head leaves some inaudible marks on tape that may indicate tampering.
Between May and October, the two jointly plotted to erase four people's records of traffic violations such as breaking the speed limit and driving the wrong way along a one-way street, according to the indictment.
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The component has zero latency between read and write operations, and data can continuously be read from one bank while executing erase or program functions in another bank.
To write data and then erase or change that data on the same disc, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW are available.
I'm sorry, I should have warned you about what you discovered the hard way: You can't just erase a hyperlink by pressing the Delete key; that just removes the information in the cell, but not the hyperlink.