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    scrape

    scrape - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scrape

    Definition
    (noun) a harsh noise made by scraping
    Synonyms : scraping , scratch , scratching
    Example Sentence
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her
    Definition
    (noun) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    Synonyms : abrasion , excoriation , scratch
    Definition
    (noun) a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
    Synonyms : scraping
    Example Sentence
    • all that bowing and scraping did not impress him
    Definition
    (noun) an indication of damage
    Synonyms : mark , scar , scratch
    Definition
    (verb) scratch repeatedly
    Synonyms : grate
    Example Sentence
    • The cat scraped at the armchair
    Definition
    (verb) make by scraping
    Example Sentence
    • They scraped a letter into the stone
    Definition
    (verb) cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
    Synonyms : scratch , scratch up
    Definition
    (verb) bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    Synonyms : genuflect , kowtow
    Definition
    (verb) gather (money or other resources) together over time
    Synonyms : come up , scrape up , scratch
    Example Sentence
    • She had scraped together enough money for college
    • they scratched a meager living
    Definition
    (verb) bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of
    Synonyms : skin
    Example Sentence
    • The boy skinned his knee when he fell
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