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Meaning of SCRAPE

Pronunciation:  skreyp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an indication of damage
  2. [n]  a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
  3. [n]  a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
  4. [n]  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  5. [v]  strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
  6. [v]  scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
  7. [v]  cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
  8. [v]  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
  9. [v]  gather together over time; as of money or other resources; "She had scraped together enough money for college"
  10. [v]  make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone"
  11. [v]  bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

SCRAPE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abrade, abrasion, come up, excoriation, genuflect, grate, kowtow, mark, scar, scrape up, scraping, scraping, scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch up, scratching, skin, skin, stub
 See Also: accumulate, amass, blemish, bow, bow, bowing, claw, collect, compile, create, cut out, defect, graze, hoard, incise, injure, injure, lesion, make, noise, obeisance, paw, pile up, rope burn, rub, scratch out, scuff, wound, wound, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scrape\ (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa,
    Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob.
    to E. sharp.]
    1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or
       rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens
       by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly
       over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required
       condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an
       instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure,
       cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make
       smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to
       scrape a metal plate to an even surface.
    2. To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above).
             I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her
             like the top of a rock.               --Ezek. xxvi.
    3. To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather
       in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire
       avariciously and save penuriously; -- often followed by
       together or up; as, to scrape money together.
             The prelatical party complained that, to swell a
             number the nonconformists did not choose, but
             scrape, subscribers.                  --Fuller.
    4. To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as
       a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the
       floor; -- usually with down. --Macaulay.
    {To scrape acquaintance}, to seek acquaintance otherwise than
       by an introduction. --Farquhar.
             He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed
             ignominiously.                        --G. W. Cable.
  2. \Scrape\, v. i.
    1. To rub over the surface of anything with something which
       roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to
       rub harshly and noisily along.
    2. To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he
       scraped and saved until he became rich. ``[Spend] their
       scraping fathers' gold.'' --Shak.
    3. To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like
    4. To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when
       making a bow.
  3. \Scrape\, n.
    1. The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a
       scratch, or a harsh sound; as, a noisy scrape on the
       floor; a scrape of a pen.
    2. A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow
       made with that accompaniment. --H. Spencer.
    3. A disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which
       one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful
       rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty.
             The too eager pursuit of this his old enemy through
             thick and thin has led him into many of these
             scrapes.                              --Bp.