to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"