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Noun
The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
Noun
An act of rubbing something
Noun
A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
Noun
The act of loading data into a computer
Adjective
Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding
Adjective
Discordant
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Adjective
Scraping or wearing
Adjective
Deferential, groveling
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Present participle for to cut or trim off, especially the outer covering or skin of something
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Present participle for scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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Present participle for to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Present participle for to touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
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Present participle for search or rummage through something
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Present participle for to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Present participle for scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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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 attempt to seize something suddenly
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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 appropriate without giving credit or acknowledgment
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Present participle for to seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior
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Present participle for to lift out (liquid) with a utensil
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(computing) Present participle for to manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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