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Meaning & Definition of Scrape in English

English

Scrape

/skrep/

noun

1. A harsh noise made by scraping

  • "The scrape of violin bows distracted her"
    synonym:
  • scrape
  • ,
  • scraping
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • scratching

2. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

    synonym:
  • abrasion
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • scrape
  • ,
  • excoriation

3. A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

  • "All that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
    synonym:
  • scrape
  • ,
  • scraping

4. An indication of damage

    synonym:
  • scratch
  • ,
  • scrape
  • ,
  • scar
  • ,
  • mark

verb

1. Scratch repeatedly

  • "The cat scraped at the armchair"
    synonym:
  • scrape
  • ,
  • grate

2. Make by scraping

  • "They scraped a letter into the stone"
    synonym:
  • scrape

3. Cut the surface of

  • Wear away the surface of
    synonym:
  • scratch
  • ,
  • scrape
  • ,
  • scratch up

4. Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

    synonym:
  • scrape
  • ,
  • kowtow
  • ,
  • genuflect

5. Gather (money or other resources) together over time

  • "She had scraped together enough money for college"
  • "They scratched a meager living"
    synonym:
  • scrape
  • ,
  • scrape up
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • come up

6. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

  • "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
    synonym:
  • skin
  • ,
  • scrape

Examples of using

Don't scrape your chair on the floor.