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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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When a VHS video recorder is placed in the record mode over an existing recording, the full-track erase head starts erasing all of the information on the tape, including the video tracks.
We found that this erasing technique did reduce hysteresis when the size of the excursion was smaller than the size of the erasing motion.
The subject of erasing raises the interesting question of the dependence of the hysteresis on the time of the excursion.
In practice, this method was much less effective than the previously described erasing cycle.
The extra cost of erasing these digits exactly cancels any energy gain elsewhere in the system.
But it's also possible to consider the changes in entropy associated with acquiring or erasing the information someone needs and uses to make a measurement or to describe the state of a physical system.