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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 brush, hassle, run-in, encounter, skirmishRelated Words 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 creak, grind, jar, rasp, scratchRelated Words 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 bruise, graze, abrasionRelated Words 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 grate, grind, rasp, scratch Related Words rub; groan, whine Near Antonyms glide, skate, slide

  2. 2 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface she scraped her knee when she fell down Synonyms abrade, graze, scratch, scuff Related Words bark, skin; chafe, fret, gall; claw, cut, lacerate; bruise, contuse Near Antonyms 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 crunch, gnash, grate, grit, grind, scrunchRelated Words creak, groan, moan, rasp, scratch, whine; clash, collide, jangle, jar


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