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  Definition of scrape
  1. an indication of damage
  2. a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
  3. a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
  4. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  5. strike against an object; "She stubbed her one''s toe in the dark and now it''s broken"
  6. scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
  7. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
  8. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
  9. gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"
  10. make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone"
  11. bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
Similar Words: scratch, scar, mark, scraping, scratching, abrasion, excoriation, stub, skin, abrade, grate, scratch up, scrape up, come up, kowtow, genuflect

 

See Also: scratch out, cut out

 

Hyponyms: graze, rope burn, paw, claw, scuff, nickel-and-dime

 

Derivational Morphology: scar, mark, pock, pit, scratch, scratch up, grate, kowtow, genuflect, chafe, excoriate, skin, rub, itch, fray, fret, abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off, abrasion, excoriation, scraper, incision, prick, slit, dent, scratcher, hide, pelt, tegument, cutis, genuflection, genuflexion, kotow, scraping

 

Anagrams: escarp, Casper, parsec, secpar

 

 
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