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scrape

scrape

 
 
pronunciation:
skreIp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: scraped, scrapes, scraping
definition 1: to rub with something sharp or rough.
I had to scrape the pan to remove the burned food.
synonyms:
scour, scratch
similar words:
file, gouge, grate, graze, grind, grit, plane, rub, sand, scrub, strip
definition 2: to remove from a surface by rubbing with something sharp or rough.
He scraped the old paint off the house.
synonyms:
scour, strip
similar words:
gouge, peel, remove, rub, scrub
definition 3: to hurt or damage by rubbing against something sharp or rough.
The boy scraped his knee on the pavement.
synonyms:
scratch
similar words:
cut, graze, mark, nick, skin, slash, slice, wound
definition 4: to gather together or make with difficulty (usually followed by "together" or "up").
She scraped together enough money to buy a car.
similar words:
accumulate, dig, hoard, marshal, muster, scratch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of scraping.
We heard the scrape of metal when one car ran into another.
synonyms:
rasp, scratch
similar words:
creak
definition 2: an injury or damage from scraping.
She had a scrape on her elbow.
synonyms:
scratch
similar words:
graze
definition 3: a quarrel or fight.
Two children got into a scrape.
synonyms:
scrap, scuffle
definition 4: a difficult situation.
I was in a scrape when I forgot my wallet.
synonyms:
fix, mess, predicament
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