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scrape

scrape

 
 
pronunciation:
skreIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scraped, scrapes, scraping
definition 1: to rub the surface of with something sharp or abrasive, as for cleaning or removing material.
synonyms:
abrade, rasp, scour, scratch
similar words:
chafe, file, gouge, grate, graze, grind, grit, plane, rub, sand, scrub, strip
definition 2: to remove (material) from a surface by rubbing with something sharp or abrasive.
He scraped off the old paint.
synonyms:
scour, strip
similar words:
gouge, peel, remove, rub, scrub
definition 3: to rub, draw, or push (something sharp or abrasive) harshly across a surface.
synonyms:
scratch
similar words:
cut, grate, grind, rasp, rub
definition 4: to injure or damage by sliding or rubbing against something sharp or abrasive.
The boy scraped his knee on the pavement.
synonyms:
abrade, scratch, scuff
similar words:
cut, excoriate, gash, graze, lacerate, mark, nick, skin, slash, slice, wound
definition 5: to collect or make with difficulty or labor (usu. fol. by together or up).
She scraped together enough money to buy a car.
similar words:
accumulate, amass, dig, eke out, garner, glean, hoard, marshal, muster, scratch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rub or slide harshly against something.
synonyms:
grate, rasp
similar words:
abrade, chafe, graze, grind, rub, scratch, scuff
definition 2: to produce harsh grating noises by drawing something hard across a surface or the like.
synonyms:
grate, rasp
similar words:
grit, scratch, screech
definition 3: to succeed by a very small margin or with great difficulty (often fol. by through or by).
He scraped by in all his classes.
synonyms:
scratch by, squeak by
similar words:
labor, make do, manage, survive
definition 4: to save even the smallest amounts; economize very carefully; scrimp.
synonyms:
pinch pennies, scrimp, stint
similar words:
economize, hoard, retrench, save, scratch, skimp, spare
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or sound of scraping.
synonyms:
abrasion, rasp, scratch
similar words:
creak, grind
definition 2: an injury or damage resulting from scraping.
a scrape on the elbow
synonyms:
abrasion, scratch
similar words:
graze
definition 3: a quarrel or fight, esp. a physical fight; scuffle.
synonyms:
scrap, scuffle
definition 4: a difficult or embarrassing situation; predicament.
synonyms:
fix, mess, predicament
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