What does scrape mean?

Definitions for scrape

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching(noun)

    a harsh noise made by scraping

    "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

  2. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation(noun)

    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

  3. scrape, scraping(noun)

    a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

    "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

  4. scratch, scrape, scar, mark(verb)

    an indication of damage

  5. scrape, grate(verb)

    scratch repeatedly

    "The cat scraped at the armchair"

  6. scrape(verb)

    make by scraping

    "They scraped a letter into the stone"

  7. scratch, scrape, scratch up(verb)

    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

  8. scrape, kowtow, genuflect(verb)

    bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

  9. scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up(verb)

    gather (money or other resources) together over time

    "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"

  10. skin, scrape(verb)

    bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

    "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"


  1. scrape(Noun)

    A broad, shallow injury left by scraping (rather than a cut or a scratch).

    He fell on the sidewalk and got a scrape on his knee.

  2. scrape(Noun)

    A fight; especially a fist fight without weapons.

    He got in a scrape with the school bully.

  3. scrape(Noun)

    An awkward set of circumstances.

    I'm in a bit of a scrape uE000163826uE001 I've no money to buy my wife a birthday present.

  4. scrape(Noun)

    A D and C or abortion; or, a miscarriage.

  5. scrape(Noun)

    A shallow depression used by ground birds as a nest; a nest scrape.

  6. scrape(Verb)

    To draw an object, especially a sharp or angular one, along (something) while exerting pressure.

  7. scrape(Verb)

    To injure or damage by rubbing across a surface.

    She tripped on a rock and scraped her knee.

  8. scrape(Verb)

    To barely manage to achieve.

    I scraped a pass in the exam.

  9. scrape(Verb)

    To extract data embedded in a screenshot or formatted medium (such as an HTML web page) by means of an automated program.

  10. Origin: From scrapen, from skrapa and scrapian, both from skrapōnan, from skreb-. Cognate with schrapen, schrappen, skrabe, skrapa, screper, scribo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrape(verb)

    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

  2. Scrape(verb)

    to remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above)

  3. Scrape(verb)

    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

  4. Scrape(verb)

    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

  5. Scrape(verb)

    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

  6. Scrape(verb)

    to occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich

  7. Scrape(verb)

    to play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument

  8. Scrape(verb)

    to draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow

  9. Scrape(noun)

    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

  10. Scrape(noun)

    a drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment

  11. Scrape(noun)

    a disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty

  12. Origin: [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scrape

    skrāp, v.t. to make a harsh or grating noise on: to rub with something sharp: to remove by drawing a sharp edge over: to collect by laborious effort: to save penuriously: to erase.—v.i. to grub in the ground: to rub lightly: to draw back the foot in making obeisance: to play on a stringed instrument.—n. a perplexing situation: difficulty: a shave.—adj. Scrape′-good, miserly, stingy.—ns. Scrape′-penn′y, a miser; Scrap′er, an instrument used for scraping, esp. the soles of shoes outside the door of a house: a hoe: a tool used by engravers and others: a fiddler; Scrap′ing, that which is scraped off, as the scrapings of the street: shavings, hoardings; Scrap′ing-plane, a plane used by workers in metal and wood.—Scrape acquaintance with, to get on terms of acquaintance. [Scand., Ice. skrapa, to scrape; Dut. schrapen; A.S. scearpian.]

Anagrams for scrape »

  1. capers, Casper, crapes, escarp, e-scrap, Pacers, pacers, parsec, recaps, spacer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrape in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of scrape in a Sentence

  1. Patricio Gargollo:

    It keeps the area very clean and scrape free.

  2. Quentin Gibbs:

    I think he should just scrape home, he seems to have luck on his side.

  3. Maisie Williams:

    Everyone's a threat, we're done trusting people. We're done with being pushed over. We finally managed to scrape our family back together somewhat, minus Jon Snow.

  4. Tom Iannucci:

    Where we're standing right now looked like an Olympic-sized swimming pool made out of sand, they'd have the backhoe scrape away a foot or two, and then a bunch of the agents would jump in and dig around for a bit.

  5. Theodore Hesburgh:

    I go back to an old Latin motto, opus justitiae pax: Peace is the work of justice, we've known 20 percent of the people in the world have 80 percent of the goodies, which means the other 80 percent have to scrape by on 20 percent.

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Translations for scrape

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  • скрэбціBelarusian
  • škrábatCzech
  • schrammen, abkratzen, kratzen, schaben, scharrenGerman
  • abrasión, pelea, apuro, raspar, arañarseSpanish
  • kaapima, kraapima, kaabitsema, kraapama, kõõpima, kraapsima, kriimustama, kriipimaEstonian
  • naarmuttaa, raaputtaa, pula, vaikeudet, raapia, naarmu, tappeluFinnish
  • gratterFrench
  • sgrìobadhScottish Gaelic
  • քերելArmenian
  • graffiare, rissa, bagarre, graffio, grattare, guaio, sbucciatura, pasticcio, abrasioneItalian
  • לְשַׁיֵףHebrew
  • 擦る, 削るJapanese
  • schramDutch
  • skrobaćPolish
  • ralado, raspar, ralar, arranharPortuguese
  • zgâriaRomanian
  • отскоблить, потасовка, отскрести, поцарапать, скрябать, оцарапать, скоблить, драка, царапать, неприятность, соскребать, царапина, затруднение, соскрести, скрести, стычка, поскрябать, поскрести, отскребатьRussian
  • గీరుTelugu
  • kazımakTurkish
  • скребтиUkrainian
  • si screper, screper, greter, si dischaver, si digreterWalloon
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