Definitions for: Scrape

[n] an indication of damage
[n] a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
[n] a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
[n] an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
[v] strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
[v] scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
[v] cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
[v] bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
[v] gather together over time; as of money or other resources; "She had scraped together enough money for college"
[v] make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone"
[v] bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

Webster (1913) Definition: Scrape (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scraped; p.
pr. & vb. n. Scraping.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa,
Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob.
to E. sharp.]
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.

3. 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.

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. --Macaulay.

To scrape acquaintance, to seek acquaintance otherwise than
by an introduction. --Farquhar.

He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed
ignominiously. --G. W. Cable.

Scrape, v. i.
1. 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.

2. To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he
scraped and saved until he became rich. ``[Spend] their
scraping fathers' gold.'' --Shak.

3. To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like

4. To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when
making a bow.

Scrape, n.
1. 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.

2. A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow
made with that accompaniment. --H. Spencer.

3. 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.

The too eager pursuit of this his old enemy through
thick and thin has led him into many of these
scrapes. --Bp.

Synonyms: abrade, abrasion, come up, excoriation, genuflect, grate, kowtow, mark, scar, scrape up, scraping, scraping, scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch up, scratching, skin, skin, stub

See Also: accumulate, amass, blemish, bow, bow, bowing, claw, collect, compile, create, cut out, defect, graze, hoard, incise, injure, injure, lesion, make, noise, obeisance, paw, pile up, rope burn, rub, scratch out, scuff, wound, wound, wound

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