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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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Simultaneously with the erase, video record, and hi-fi audio record functions, the linear audio head starts recording any new audio being provided to the recorder.
Simultaneously with the erase, video record, and audio record functions, the control-track record head starts recording 29.
As you can see from the screenshot below, its File Cleaner Wizard safely walks you through the steps to erase files.
This true account illustrates the critical importance of using storage media that can erase sensitive information quickly and completely, while being robust enough to withstand harsh environments.
NAND flash technology, "burning" data into the silicon to perform read/write and erase operations, ensures that erased data cannot be retrieved.
Uses a wand of controlled light to remove outer layers of the skin, tighten loose skin, and erase wrinkles, skin folds, and brown spots, Cost: $1,300-$2,800