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- Scrape through
verb (adverb) 1. (intransitive) to manage or survive with difficulty 2. to succeed in with difficulty or by a narrow margin: he scraped through by one mark
- Scrape up an acquaintance
Make an effort to become familiar with someone, especially for one’s own benefit. For example, He scraped up an acquaintance with the college president in hopes of getting his son admitted . This term uses scrape in the sense of “gather with difficulty” (also see under scare up ). Originally put as scrape acquaintance , […]
noun 1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things. noun 1. a pile of discarded material 2. on the scrapheap, (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness
noun 1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things.