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Definitions of scrape:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

A situation of difficulty, perplexity, or distress.

part of speech: verb transitive

To make a harsh or grating noise on: to rub with something sharp: to remove by drawing a sharp edge over: to collect by laborious effort: to save penuriously.

part of speech: noun

A perplexing situation: difficulty.

part of speech: verb transitive

To draw over harshly or gratingly; rub or scratch with something sharp; clean by rubbing with something sharp or rough; remove by, or as by, rasping or grating; followed by out, from, etc.; gather or accumulate in small amounts, with effort, as savings.

part of speech: verb

To rub or clean the surface of a thing with something rough, sharp, or edged; to collect or gather; to erase or rub out; to act on a surface so as to produce a grating noise; to make a noise by drawing the feet backwards and forwards upon the floor; to make an awkward bow.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rub something gratingly; to save money by being economical; bow by awkwardly drawing back the foot.

part of speech: noun

The act, noise, or effect of harsh rubbing or grating; a difficulty.

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