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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrapingnoun

    (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected

    "they collected blood scrapings for analysis"

  2. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratchingnoun

    a harsh noise made by scraping

    "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

  3. scrape, scrapingnoun

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

    "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"


  1. scrapingnoun

    What has been removed when something has been scraped.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scraping

    of Scrape

  2. Scrapingnoun

    the act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper

  3. Scrapingnoun

    something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping; as, the scraping of the street

  4. Scrapingadjective

    resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser


  1. Scraping

    Scraping is a live album, drawn primarily from Calexico's January 2002 concert in San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Two tracks are from a 2001 performance at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson AZ, while a third was recorded at the 2000 Rockslide Festival in Denmark. The recording features several songs with the Mariachi Luz De Luna.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scraping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scraping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of scraping in a Sentence

  1. Andy Haldane:

    Official statistics tend to be lagging and tend to be revised. And what the scraping of the web can do is give us a better today read on what’s going on, it can give us a more timely understanding of whether the fortunes of the economy are turning up or turning down.

  2. Adam Marsh:

    We're just now scraping the surface about nuts-and-bolts paleontology.

  3. Darcisio Perondi:

    The government is scraping the bottom of the barrel, offering jobs in ministries and money for public works in congressional districts.

  4. Shalom Blac:

    I remember just screaming and scraping my body, and my skin was literally falling on the floor, i remember my mom telling me that I fainted. She thought I was gone.

  5. Kenneth Mandato:

    I think basically, scraping the surface, my study as well as the literature out there is all positive, and the stuff that I’ve read about is in very small numbers but very conclusive that this works.

Images & Illustrations of scraping

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    sound of something in rapid motion
    • A. sought
    • B. plush
    • C. whirring
    • D. reassuring

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