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 , it was first recorded in 1600.
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.
noun 1. the act of a person or thing that scrapes. 2. the sound of something being scraped. 3. Usually, scrapings. something that is scraped off, up, or together. verb (used with object), scraped, scraping. 1. to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., or to smooth by drawing or rubbing […]
noun 1. old iron to be remelted or reworked. scrap iron