Associations to the word «Scrape»


SCRAPE, verb. To draw an object, especially a sharp or angular one, along (something) while exerting pressure.
SCRAPE, verb. To injure or damage by rubbing across a surface.
SCRAPE, verb. To barely manage to achieve.
SCRAPE, verb. To collect or gather, especially without regard to the quality of what is chosen.
SCRAPE, verb. (computing) To extract data by automated means from a format not intended to be machine-readable, such as a screenshot or a formatted web page.
SCRAPE, verb. To occupy oneself with getting laboriously.
SCRAPE, verb. To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or similar instrument.
SCRAPE, verb. To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.
SCRAPE, verb. To express disapprobation of (a play, etc.) or to silence (a speaker) by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; usually with down.
SCRAPE, noun. A broad, shallow injury left by scraping (rather than a cut or a scratch).
SCRAPE, noun. A fight, especially a fistfight without weapons.
SCRAPE, noun. An awkward set of circumstances.
SCRAPE, noun. (British) (slang) A D and C or abortion; or, a miscarriage.
SCRAPE, noun. A shallow depression used by ground birds as a nest; a nest scrape.
SCRAPE ACQUAINTANCE, verb. To seek acquaintance without a formal introduction.
SCRAPE ALONG, verb. (idiomatic) (with on or with) to barely be able to survive
SCRAPE AND BOW, verb. Alternative form of bow and scrape
SCRAPE BY, verb. (intransitive) To only afford the essentials; to barely sustain oneself.
SCRAPE OFF, verb. (transitive) To remove something by a scraping action.
SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, verb. (idiomatic) To use the least desirable parts of something.
SCRAPE THROUGH, verb. (idiomatic) To marginally manage to progress.
SCRAPE TOGETHER, verb. (idiomatic) To collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficulty
SCRAPE UP, verb. (transitive) to collect together by scraping
SCRAPE UP, verb. (transitive) to gather together something needed (especially money)

Dictionary definition

SCRAPE, noun. A harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her".
SCRAPE, noun. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
SCRAPE, noun. A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him".
SCRAPE, noun. An indication of damage.
SCRAPE, verb. Scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair".
SCRAPE, verb. Make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone".
SCRAPE, verb. Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.
SCRAPE, verb. Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner.
SCRAPE, verb. Gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living".
SCRAPE, verb. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne