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erase (something) from (something)

1. To wipe or rub something off of something else. I did sign up earlier, so someone must have erased my name from the board. Please erase today's lesson from the board, Jack.
2. To remove something from something else. This usage is usually not literal. 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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FDRERASE, according to Meehan, has become quite popular with banks, card payment service providers, computer services providers, educational institutions, financial intuitions, government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies and telecommunication companies to securely erase data when leaving a DR site or disposing of disk storage systems.
Foremay's SSD drives after Type-III secure erase are unusable
ExaGrid's EX130-GRID-SEC with data at rest encryption and Secure Erase was one of the select few data storage products chosen first as one of 52 finalists from more than 160 entries, and eventually one of 14 selected as 2012's best data storage products.
Cleaning your whiteboard is critical to its performance, as it removes chemical build-up associated with repeated use of dry erase markers.
Monk's artistic sensibility and aesthetic standards thus dominate or erase other aspects of his identity.
A onetime secretary to former House of Representatives member Katsuhiko Shirakawa received a 10-month suspended jail term Tuesday for getting police in Niigata Prefecture in 1999 to erase records of traffic violations.
reintroduced a constitutional amendment to effectively erase church-state separation from the Constitution.
Headlines predicted it would erase millions of IBM-compatible computers on March 6, the Italian artist's birthday.
And so I begin to erase the forest and the trees because trees depress me, even the idea of a tree depresses me.
com)-- Epicure Digital, a leader in digital and dry erase menu boards for K-12 schools, introduces its new "MyPlate with Specials" Menu Boards and Expanded offering of MyPlate Movable Menu Boards at CalSNA 2014 California Annual School Nutrition Conference, Sacramento, CA, November 14-15, 2014, Booth #808.
ERASE will provide a dashboard for monitoring AML operations across the entire SEB enterprise, and will be monitoring well over 100 million transactions each month across more than 10 million accounts.
The other option is to selectively erase data files.
Of course everyone was asked the inevitable, ``If you could erase anyone, who would it be?
The degaussing process is designed to erase the tape magnetically back to a virgin state.