scrape bottom

Definition of scrape bottom

:to reach the worst possible condition
  • Jim has finally scraped bottom.

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

bottom play
  1. : the underside of something

  2. : a surface (such as the seat of a chair) designed to support something resting on it

  3. : buttocks, rump

  1. : to furnish (something, such as a chair) with a bottom

  2. : to provide a foundation for

  3. : to bring to the bottom

  1. : of, relating to, or situated at the bottom (see 1bottom)

  2. : frequenting the lowest part or place : frequenting the bottom


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