Definition of Scrape
1. Noun. A harsh noise made by scraping. "The scrape of violin bows distracted her"
2. Verb. Scratch repeatedly. "The cat scraped at the armchair"
3. Noun. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
Specialized synonyms: Graze, Rope Burn
Generic synonyms: Lesion, Wound
Derivative terms: Abrade, Excoriate, Scratch, Scratch, Scratch, Scratchy
4. Verb. Make by scraping. "They scraped a letter into the stone"
5. Noun. A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility). "All that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
6. Verb. Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.
Specialized synonyms: Claw, Scuff
Generic synonyms: Incise
Derivative terms: Scratch, Scratch, Scratch, Scratcher, Scratcher
Also: Scratch Out
7. Noun. An indication of damage.
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar
Derivative terms: Mark, Scar, Scratch
8. Verb. Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner.
Generic synonyms: Bow
Derivative terms: Genuflection, Genuflexion, Kowtow, Scraping
9. Verb. Gather (money or other resources) together over time. "They scratched a meager living"
Specialized synonyms: Nickel-and-dime
Generic synonyms: Accumulate, Amass, Collect, Compile, Hoard, Pile Up, Roll Up
10. Verb. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of. "Did he scrape his foot? "; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
Definition of Scrape
1. v. t. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface.
2. v. i. To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along.
3. n. The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a scratch, or a harsh sound; as, a noisy scrape on the floor; a scrape of a pen.
Definition of Scrape
1. Verb. To draw an object, especially a sharp or angular one, along (something) while exerting pressure. ¹
2. Verb. To injure or damage by rubbing across a surface. ¹
3. Verb. To barely manage to achieve. ¹
4. Verb. (computing) To extract data embedded in a screenshot or formatted medium (such as an HTML web page) by means of an automated program. ¹
5. Noun. A broad, shallow injury left by scraping (rather than a cut or a scratch). ¹
6. Noun. A fight; especially a fist fight without weapons. ¹
7. Noun. An awkward set of circumstances. ¹
8. Noun. (British slang) A D and C or abortion; or, a miscarriage. ¹
9. Noun. A shallow depression used by ground birds as a nest; a nest scrape. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Scrape
1. to rub so as to remove an outer layer [v SCRAPED, SCRAPING, SCRAPES]
Medical Definition of Scrape
1. 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface. 2. To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above). "I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock." (Ezek. Xxvi. 4) 3. To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborius effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together. "The prelatical party complained that, to swell a number the nonconformists did not choose, but scrape, subscribers." (Fuller) 4. To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; usually with down. To scrape acquaintance, to seek acquaintance otherwise than by an introduction. "He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed ignominiously." (G. W. Cable) Origin: Icel. Skrapa; akin to Sw. Skrapa, Dan. Skrabe, D. Schrapen, schrabben, G. Schrappen, and prob. To E. Sharp. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Scrape
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"Over the other clothing was the scrape. This was usually finer or coarser according ... In general cut the scrape resembled the poncho, which was a large, ..."
2. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1885)
"In general cut the scrape resembled the poncho, which was a large, ... Sometimes ., instead of the scrape, the manga was worn, which resembled the scrape ..."
3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"In most Pantomimes the music, consisting of what sounds like—scrape, scrape, ... scrape, scrape, scrape, scrape, and so on—could be played by the fiddlers ..."
4. The Polynesian Wanderings: Tracks of the Migration Deduced from an by William Churchill (1911)
"Maori: waru, to scrape, to shave, to cut hair quite close; ... to rub or scrape pandanus leaves to render them pliant for mat-making; ..."
5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"scharren, to scrape, scratch, rake ; Swiss scharren, to scrape the dirt of the roads ; ¡choren, to cleanse out the dung from ..."
6. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1868)
"They 63 like you to say you would scrape the ceiling, at the Hall: they think ... To scrape the ceiling with the fire-shovel," mildly observes Mr. Newcome ..."