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scrape

noun (n)

  • a harsh noise made by scraping (noun.event)
    Example:
    The scrape of violin bows distracted her.
    source: wordnet30
  • an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: scraping
    source: wordnet30
  • an indication of damage (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: mark, scar, scratch
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • scratch repeatedly (verb.contact)
    Synonym: grate
    Example:
    The cat scraped at the armchair.
    source: wordnet30
  • make by scraping (verb.creation)
    Example:
    They scraped a letter into the stone.
    source: wordnet30
  • cut the surface of; wear away the surface of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: scratch, scratch up
    source: wordnet30
  • bend the knees and bow in a servile manner (verb.motion)
    Synonym: genuflect, kowtow
    source: wordnet30
  • gather (money or other resources) together over time (verb.contact)
    Example:
    She had scraped together enough money for college.
    source: wordnet30
  • bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: skin
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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