a person or thing that scrapes.
any of various tools or utensils for scraping.
[skrey-per-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈskreɪ pərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. scratchboard. scraperboard /ˈskreɪpəˌbɔːd/ noun 1. thin card covered with a layer of white china clay and a black top layer of Indian ink, which can be scraped away with a special tool to leave a white line 2. a picture or design produced in this way
- Scrape the bottom of the barrel
scrape the bottom of the barrel
- 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 , […]