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Definition of scrape:

  1. A disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty.
  2. A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment.
  3. 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.
  4. To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; - often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together.
  5. To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.
  6. 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.
  7. To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich.
  8. To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument.
  9. To remove by rubbing or scraping ( in the sense above).
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Synonyms:

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