the act of a person or thing that scrapes.
the sound of something being scraped.
Usually, scrapings. something that is scraped off, up, or together.
verb (used with object), scraped, scraping.
to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., or to smooth by drawing or rubbing something, especially a sharp or rough instrument, over the surface:
to scrape a table to remove paint and varnish.
to remove (an outer layer, adhering matter, etc.) in this way:
to scrape the paint and varnish from a table.
to scratch, injure, or mar the surface of in this way:
to scrape one’s arm on a rough wall.
to produce by scraping:
He scraped his initials on the rock.
to collect or do by or as if by scraping; do or gather laboriously or with difficulty (usually followed by up or together):
They managed to scrape together a football team.
to rub harshly on or across (something):
Don’t scrape the floor with your boots!
to draw or rub (a thing) roughly across something:
Scrape your shoes on the doormat before you come in.
to level (an unpaved road) with a grader.
verb (used without object), scraped, scraping.
to scrape something.
to rub against something gratingly.
to produce a grating and unmusical tone from a string instrument.
to draw one’s foot back noisily along the ground in making a bow.
to manage or get by with difficulty or with only the barest margin:
I barely scraped through on the test.
to economize or save by attention to even the slightest amounts:
By careful scraping they managed to survive.
an act or instance of scraping.
a drawing back of the foot noisily along the ground in making a bow.
a harsh, shrill, or scratching sound made by scraping.
a scraped place:
a scrape on one’s elbow.
an embarrassing or distressing situation; predicament:
He is always in some kind of a scrape.
a difference of opinion, fight, or quarrel; scrap2 .
the act of scraping
a sound produced by scraping
(often pl) something scraped off, together, or up; a small amount
to move (a rough or sharp object) across (a surface), esp to smooth or clean
(transitive; often foll by away or off) to remove (a layer) by rubbing
to produce a harsh or grating sound by rubbing against (an instrument, surface, etc)
(transitive) to injure or damage by rough contact: to scrape one’s knee
(intransitive) to be very economical or sparing in the use (of) (esp in the phrase scrimp and scrape)
(intransitive) to draw the foot backwards in making a bow
(transitive) to finish (a surface) by use of a scraper
(transitive) to make (a bearing, etc) fit by scraping
bow and scrape, to behave with excessive humility
the act of scraping
a scraped place
a harsh or grating sound
(informal) an awkward or embarrassing predicament
(informal) a conflict or struggle
noun 1. old iron to be remelted or reworked. scrap iron
noun 1. a small piece or portion; fragment: a scrap of paper. 2. scraps. bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food. the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out. 3. a detached piece of something written or printed: scraps of poetry. 4. an old, discarded, or rejected […]
noun 1. a person who removes or does away with scraps. noun, Informal. 1. a fighter or aggressive competitor, especially one always ready or eager for a fight, argument, or contest: the best lightweight scrapper in boxing; a rugged political scrapper.
adjective, scrappier, scrappiest. 1. made up of scraps or of odds and ends; fragmentary; disconnected. adjective -pier, -piest 1. fragmentary; disjointed adjective -pier, -piest 1. (informal) pugnacious scrappy