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Noun
A harsh or grating noise, or an act that causes this
Noun
An act or sound of scraping, grinding or grating
Noun
The act or state of rubbing or applying friction
Noun
A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
Noun
The act of loading data into a computer
Noun
An act of rubbing something
Adjective
Related to, producing, or caused by, scraping or abrasion
Verb
Present participle for to remove or wear away by friction
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“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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to grind or grate against or together
“He seemed to scrape his teeth together after angrily voicing his displeasure.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to be frugal or live economically
“He was just outraged seeing his mother work her fingers to the bone just to scrape through life.”
Verb
Present participle for to make a long, deep cut in
Verb
Present participle for to cut or trim off, especially the outer covering or skin of something
Verb
Present participle for to scratch or tear at something with one's claws or fingernails
Verb
Present participle for to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Present participle for to cause pain or injury to
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Present participle for to obtain with difficulty or effort, especially one's livelihood
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Present participle for to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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Present participle for to blemish, scratch, or stain with a mark
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Present participle for argue about petty and trivial matters
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Present participle for to untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
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Present participle for to copy or imitate the work of another
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Present participle for to seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior
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Present participle for to scrape (and lift) a portion out with a scooped utensil or tool
Verb
(computing) Present participle for to manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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