scrape through

phrasal verb

scraped through; scraping through; scrapes through
: to succeed at doing something but just barely
He didn't study for the exam and just scraped through.

Examples of scrape through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sean Nevin That was close, but the U.S. scrape through their group in second place. NBC News, 1 Aug. 2023 And lampreys — the jawless fish that have been around, unchanged, for 360 million years — have round, suction-disk mouths and teeth on their tongues to scrape through skin and access blood. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2023

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“Scrape through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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