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scrape

noun

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1 a brief clash between enemies or rivals
  • he's had his share of scrapes with the law in the past

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2 a harsh grating sound
  • the scrape of a shovel on concrete

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3 an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface
  • scrapes that were caused by a too-tight harness

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scrape

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of scrape (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
  • the rusty old gate scrapes against the pavement whenever anyone opens it

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2 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface
  • she scraped her knee when she fell down

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3 to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound
  • she scraped her fingernails across the chalkboard to get everyone's attention

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The first known use of scrape was in the 14th century

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scrape

scrape (by or through)

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“Scrape.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scrape. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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