We erased every trace of evidence that we had been there.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 ~ sth (from sth) to remove sth completely: She tried to erase the memory of that evening. + All doubts were suddenly erased from his mind. + You cannot erase injustice from the world. 2 to make a mark or sth you have written disappear, for example by rubbing it, especially in order to correct it: He had erased the wrong word. + All the phone numbers had been erased. + The tide had erased the footprints. 3 to remove a recording from a tape or information from a computer's memory: Parts of the recording have been erased. + He had erased more than 5 000 files from the memory of his computer.
Collocation Dictionary verb
completely | virtually | partially
VERB + ERASE
try to | be determined to
They are determined to erase the bad memories of last year's defeats.
These people have been virtually erased from the history book.
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