scrape along

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of scrape along

:to live with barely enough money :to be able to buy only the things most needed
  • She's scraping along on just a few hundred dollars a month.

Word by Word Definitions

scrape play
  1. : to remove from a surface by usually repeated strokes of an edged instrument

  2. : to make (a surface) smooth or clean with strokes of an edged instrument or an abrasive

  3. : to grate harshly over or against

  1. : the act or process of scraping

  2. : a sound made by scraping

  3. : a mark or injury caused by scraping : abrasion

along play
  1. : in a line matching the length or direction of

  2. : in the course of

  3. : in accordance with : in

  1. : forward, on

  2. : from one to another

  3. : in company : as a companion


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