I. verb (scraped; scraping) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse skrapa; akin to Old English scrapian to scrape, Latin scrobis ditch, Russian skresti to scrape Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to remove from a surface by usually repeated strokes of an edged instrument b. to make (a surface) smooth or clean with strokes of an edged instrument or an abrasive 2. a. to grate harshly over or against b. to damage or injure the surface of by contact with a rough surface c. to draw roughly or noisily over a surface 3. to collect by or as if by scraping — often used with up or together <
scrape up the price of a ticket
intransitive verb 1. to move in sliding contact with a rough surface 2. to accumulate money by small economies 3. to draw back the foot along the ground in making a bow 4. to make one's way with difficulty ; barely manage or succeed <
just scraped through at school
working two jobs and barely scraping by
scraper noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process of scraping b. a sound made by scraping c. a mark or injury caused by scraping ; abrasion <
bumps and scrapes
2. a. the nest of a bird consisting of a usually shallow depression in the ground b. a cleared area on the forest floor made by a male deer during breeding season to attract a doe 3. a bow made with a drawing back of the foot along the ground 4. a. a distressing encounter <
a scrape with death
b. altercation, fight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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