Someone had scraped the car with a key.
I scraped one of the chairs while bringing it up the stairs.
I scraped my knee when I fell.
fingernails scraping against a blackboard
the sound of chairs scraping on the floor as people stood to leave
The boat scraped against the edge of the dock.
She scraped her fingernails across the blackboard.
The deer scraped its antlers against the tree. Scrape the seeds into a bowl.Scrape the paint from the wood.Noun
There's a scrape on the fender that wasn't there yesterday.
I got a scrape on my knee when I fell.
We survived the accident with a few minor bumps and scrapes.
She got into a few scrapes with the police when she was younger.
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Recent Examples on the Web
These catch-all tools have a strong yet flexible blade that can be used for mixing and scraping both dry and wet mixes.—Melanie Fincher, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 The source uranium for those pits was scraped from the ground in mines in the Southwest, hundreds of them on Navajo Nation lands.—Abe Streep, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 In 2020, the independent researcher Tom Hollands scraped the website’s payment data and concluded that the top 1 percent of accounts made 33 percent of the money, and that most accounts took home less than $145 a month.—Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Along with violent seasickness, passengers suffered from fever, dysentery, boils, scurvy, mouth rot, rat bites, and lice so copious that they could be scraped off the body.—Dorothy Wickenden, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 Reduce mixer speed to low; gradually add powdered sugar, and beat on low speed until smooth and combined, 1 to 2 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl as needed.
2.—Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 The guitars scald, the background vocals honor Queen and Sweet (the band), and Michael still hits notes that have to be scraped off the studio ceiling.—Arsenio Orteza, SPIN, 25 Oct. 2023 At the same time, YouTube parent company Google is pushing ahead on scraping the entire internet to power its own AI ambitions — resulting in a company that is at once writing special rules for the music industry while telling everyone else that their work will be taken for free.—Mia Sato, The Verge, 14 Nov. 2023 Rather than rely on opting out of future AI training data sets—or, as OpenAI recommends, blocking AI makers' web crawlers from accessing and scraping their sites in the future—artists are figuring out how to manipulate their images to block AI models from correctly interpreting their content.—Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 3 Nov. 2023
There are also all sorts of superficial scrapes and structural traits that distinguish our bones.—Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 3 Nov. 2023 Sometimes that bedding area could be within 300 yards of the scrape or a half mile away.—Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 19 Oct. 2023 The team noted the intentional post-mortem modifications made to the remains, which include some fractures and scrapes to the bones.—Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 21 Sep. 2023 The kit includes a range of bandages in all shapes, sizes, and patterns, plus a helpful arsenal of cleansing wipes, ointment for scrapes, hydrocortisone cream for insect bites, and ibuprofen for bumps and bruises.—Mandy Harris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 The kit contains plenty of materials for minor cuts, scrapes, and small other injuries.—Katrina Cossey, Parents, 5 Oct. 2023 OpenAI, like other generative AI companies, scrapes publicly available data from the internet to help train large language models.—Emilia David, The Verge, 20 Sep. 2023 The Best Time to Hunt Deer No. 3: Scrape Week
There are literally generations of hunters who have given up on hunting over scrapes out of frustration.—Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 6 Sep. 2023 Some students received minor injuries during the disturbances including scrapes, bumps and bruises.—Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old Norse skrapa; akin to Old English scrapian to scrape, Latin scrobis ditch, Russian skresti to scrape