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An embarrassing or difficult predicament caused by one's own unwise behaviour
“The siblings always get into some kind of scrape or moral dilemma, and there are a lot of siblings to choose from.”
An act or sound of scraping
“He slammed the door shut and they heard the scrape of a key in the lock.”
An injury or mark caused by scraping
“Other than the cut on her hand and a scrape on her shin from the tree, she was fine.”
A brief clash between enemies or rivals
“… he's had his share of scrapes with the law in the past.”
A fight, especially a fistfight without weapons
Rub or cause to rub by accident against a rough or hard surface, causing damage or injury
“He held it close enough to her throat so that if she moved in any direction she would scrape her neck on the blade of the dagger.”
To press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound
“I then used the card to scrape the ice off the windshield.”
To pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
“Spoons clatter, wooden benches scrape against the stone floor.”
Be very frugal
“Once the cut has been made, scrape the inside using an old spoon to remove all the seeds and membrane attached to the sides and bottom of the gourd.”
“Elsewhere in Sri Lanka, residents took on burial efforts with forks or even bare hands to scrape a final resting place for victims.”
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