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To remove or wear away by friction
“She was bathing four or five times a day, scrubbing herself with horsehair brushes and strong lye soap, as if she meant to scrape her skin off.”
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To drag a hard or sharp implement across a surface
“Once the cut has been made, scrape the inside of the gourd using an old spoon to remove all the seeds.”
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To grind or grate against or together
“He seemed to scrape his teeth together after angrily voicing his displeasure.”
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To emit or make a rasping sound, typically by having two objects grate against each other
“Wipers scrape against my windshield, while Dale wards off the cold by pulling the hat close to his eyes.”
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To make (a hollow) by scraping away soil or rock
“Residents took on burial efforts with forks or even bare hands to scrape a final resting place for the departed.”
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To be frugal or live economically
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“He was just outraged seeing his mother work her fingers to the bone just to scrape through life.”
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To cut or trim off, especially the outer covering or skin of something
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Scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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To touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
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Scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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To cause pain or injury to
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To obtain with difficulty or effort, especially one's livelihood
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To blemish, scratch, or stain with a mark
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Argue about petty and trivial matters
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To untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
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To appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgment
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To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior
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To scrape (and lift) a portion out with a scooped utensil or tool
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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An act or sound of scraping, grinding or grating
“He slammed the door shut and they heard the scrape of a key in the lock.”
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An injury or mark caused by scraping
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“Other than the cut on her hand and a scrape on her shin from the tree, she was fine.”
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An embarrassing or difficult predicament
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“The siblings always get into some kind of scrape or moral dilemma, and there are a lot of siblings to choose from.”
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A (usually brief) confrontation between foes
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“Our son David got in a scrape with the law over some daredevil driving.”
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A fight, especially a fistfight without weapons
“We got in a scrape with a pair of trolls on the edge of the Sandsea Range one day on patrol.”
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A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
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An undertaking which goes against convention
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A hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling
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A quick and fleeting touch
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