Scrape Scrape (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above). [1913 Webster]

I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. --Ezek. xxvi. 4. [1913 Webster]

3. To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; -- often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together. [1913 Webster]

The prelatical party complained that, to swell a number the nonconformists did not choose, but scrape, subscribers. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

4. To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; -- usually with down. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{To scrape acquaintance}, to seek acquaintance otherwise than by an introduction. --Farquhar. [1913 Webster]

He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed ignominiously. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Scrape — may refer to:Medicine* Abrasion, a type of injuryTools* Bottle scraper, for removing content from bottles * Scraper (kitchen), a kitchen utensil * Card scraper, for smoothing wood or removing old finish * Hand scraper, for finishing a metal… …   Wikipedia

  • scrape — vb Scrape, scratch, grate, rasp, grind are comparable when they mean to apply friction to something by rubbing it with or against a thing that is harsh, rough, or sharp. Scrape usually implies the removal of something from a surface with an edged …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Scrape — Scrape  дополнительный протокол запроса клиента к трекеру, при котором трекер сообщает клиенту общее количество сидов и пиров на раздаче. В отличие от announce, запрос scrape: не имеет прямого отношения к скачиванию раздачи является… …   Википедия

  • scrape — ► VERB 1) drag or pull a hard or sharp implement across (a surface or object) to remove dirt or waste matter. 2) use a sharp or hard implement to remove (dirt or unwanted matter). 3) rub against a rough or hard surface. 4) just manage to achieve …   English terms dictionary

  • Scrape — Scrape, n. 1. The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a scratch, or a harsh sound; as, a noisy scrape on the floor; a scrape of a pen. [1913 Webster] 2. A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrape — [skrāp] vt. scraped, scraping [ME scrapen < ON skrapa, akin to Du schrapen, OE screpan, to scratch < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > SCURF, SHARP] 1. to rub over the surface of with something rough or sharp 2. to make smooth or clean by… …   English World dictionary

  • scrape — [n] bad or embarrassing situation awkward situation, corner*, difficulty, dilemma, discomfiture, distress, embarrassment, fix*, hole*, jam*, mess*, pickle*, plight, predicament, tight spot*, trouble; concept 674 Ant. resolution, solution scrape… …   New thesaurus

  • Scrape — Scrape, v. i. 1. To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along. [1913 Webster] 2. To occupy one s self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrape — scrape; sky·scrape; …   English syllables

  • scrape — index entanglement (involvement), erode, imbroglio, misdeed, misdoing, plight, predicament, quagmire …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”