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1 scrape /ˈskreɪp/ verb
scrapes; scraped; scraping
1 scrape
/ˈskreɪp/
verb
scrapes; scraped; scraping
Learner's definition of SCRAPE
[+ object] : to damage (the surface of something) or hurt (a part of your body) by rubbing something rough or sharp against it or by making it rub against something rough or sharp
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to rub or cause (something) to rub against a hard surface and make a harsh and usually unpleasant sound
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to remove (something) from a surface by rubbing an object or tool against it
often + off
: to clean (something) by rubbing an object or tool against it
[+ object] : to barely succeed in collecting or gathering (something needed or wanted) by making an effort + together or up

bow and scrape

see 1bow

scrape by

[phrasal verb] also scrape along
: to live with barely enough money : to be able to buy only the things you need most
or scrape through : to succeed at doing something but just barely
2 scrape /ˈskreɪp/ noun
plural scrapes
2 scrape
/ˈskreɪp/
noun
plural scrapes
Learner's definition of SCRAPE
[count]
: a mark or injury that is caused by something rubbing against something else
informal : a bad, dangerous, or unpleasant situation
: a harsh and usually unpleasant sound that is made when something rubs against a hard surface
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