scrapes, scraping, scraped
1) VERB If you scrape something from a surface, you remove it, especially by pulling a sharp object over the surface.

[V n with adv] She went round the car scraping the frost off the windows...

[V n with adv] Young children were trying to scrape up some of the rice that spilled from the sacks.

2) V-ERG If something scrapes against something else, it rubs against it, making a noise or causing slight damage.

[V prep] The only sound is that of knives and forks scraping against china...

[V n prep] The cab driver struggled with her luggage, scraping a bag against the door as they came in...

[V n] The car hurtled past us, scraping the wall and screeching to a halt...

[V-ing] There was a scraping sound as she dragged the heels of her shoes along the pavement.

Derived words:
scraping N-SING N of n

The house was silent but for the scraping of a branch on the slates.

N-SING: usu N of n
Scrape is also a noun.

From the other side of the door came the scrape of a guard's boot.

3) VERB If you scrape a part of your body, you accidentally rub it against something hard and rough, and damage it slightly.

[V n] She stumbled and fell, scraping her palms and knees.

4) N-COUNT: usu in/into N If you are in a scrape, you are in a difficult situation which you have caused yourself. [OLD-FASHIONED]

We got into terrible scrapes.

5) to scrape the barrelsee barrel
to scrape a livingsee living
Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.


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