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scrape

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrape

  1. 1 a brief clash between enemies or rivals he's had his share of scrapes with the law in the past Synonyms of scrape brush, hassle, run-in, encounter, skirmishWords Related to scrape argument, fight, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tiff; battle, brawl, fray, wrangle

  2. 2 a harsh grating sound the scrape of a shovel on concrete Synonyms of scrape creak, grind, jar, rasp, scratchWords Related to scrape clang, clangor, clank, clash, jangle; scuff; croak, gargle; blast, bleat, bray, screech

  3. 3 an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface scrapes that were caused by a too-tight harness Synonyms of scrape bruise, graze, abrasionWords Related to scrape bedsore, gall


scrape

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrape

  1. 1 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface the rusty old gate scrapes against the pavement whenever anyone opens it Synonyms of scrape grate, grind, rasp, scratch Words Related to scrape rub; groan, whine Near Antonyms of scrape glide, skate, slide

  2. 2 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface she scraped her knee when she fell down Synonyms of scrape abrade, graze, scratch, scuff Words Related to scrape bark, skin; chafe, fret, gall; claw, cut, lacerate; bruise, contuse Near Antonyms of scrape polish, smooth, soften, wax

  3. 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 Synonyms of scrape crunch, gnash, grate, grit, grind, scrunchWords Related to scrape creak, groan, moan, rasp, scratch, whine; clash, collide, jangle, jar



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