1. a harsh noise made by scraping;
- Example: "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
[syn: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching]
2. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off;
[syn: abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation]
3. a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility);
- Example: "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
[syn: scrape, scraping]
4. an indication of damage;
[syn: scratch, scrape, scar, mark]
1. scratch repeatedly;
- Example: "The cat scraped at the armchair"
[syn: scrape, grate]
2. make by scraping;
- Example: "They scraped a letter into the stone"
3. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of;
[syn: scratch, scrape, scratch up]
4. bend the knees and bow in a servile manner;
[syn: scrape, kowtow, genuflect]
5. gather (money or other resources) together over time;
- Example: "She had scraped together enough money for college"
- Example: "they scratched a meager living"
[syn: scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up]
6. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;
- Example: "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
[syn: skin, scrape]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scrape \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. [1913 Webster] 2. To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above). [1913 Webster] I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. --Ezek. xxvi. 4. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The prelatical party complained that, to swell a number the nonconformists did not choose, but scrape, subscribers. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To scrape acquaintance, to seek acquaintance otherwise than by an introduction. --Farquhar. [1913 Webster] He tried to scrape acquaintance with her, but failed ignominiously. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scrape \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. [1913 Webster] 2. A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The too eager pursuit of this his old enemy through thick and thin has led him into many of these scrapes. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scrape \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. [1913 Webster] 2. To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich. "[Spend] their scraping fathers' gold." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument. [1913 Webster] 4. To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
scrape n 1: a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her" [syn: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching] 2: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off [syn: abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation] 3: a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him" [syn: scrape, scraping] 4: an indication of damage [syn: scratch, scrape, scar, mark] v 1: scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair" [syn: scrape, grate] 2: make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone" 3: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of [syn: scratch, scrape, scratch up] 4: bend the knees and bow in a servile manner [syn: scrape, kowtow, genuflect] 5: gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living" [syn: scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up] 6: bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell" [syn: skin, scrape]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
369 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrape": ablate, ablation, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, attrition, autolithograph, baffle, bafflement, bark, be a printmaker, belch, bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bending the knee, bewilderment, bind, blare, blat, blemish, bloody, bob, bob a curtsy, bob down, bore, bother, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow the head, bowing and scraping, box, bray, break, bruise, brush, brush by, buffing, burn, burnishing, burr, burrow, buzz, cackle, caress, carve, caw, chafe, chafing, character, check, chip, chirr, chisel, clang, clangor, clank, clash, claw, clutch, come in contact, compile, complication, concussion, confoundment, confusion, contact, cope, corner, crack, crackle, craunch, craze, crease, cribble, croak, crosshatch, crump, crunch, curtsy, cut, damage, delve, detrition, difficulty, dig, dig out, dike, dilemma, dipping the colors, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, disturbance, dredge, dredge up, dressing, drill, drive, economize, embarrassing position, embarrassment, enchase, enforce economies, engrave, enigma, erase, erasure, erode, erosion, excavate, fall down before, fiddle, file, filing, fine how-do-you-do, fix, flash burn, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fretting, furrow, gall, galling, garner, gash, gather, genuflect, genuflection, get along, get by, get hold of, glance, glean, gnaw, gnaw away, gouge, gouge out, grate, grave, graze, grazing, grind, grinding, groan, groove, grovel, growl, grub, grumble, hatch, hell to pay, hit, hobble, hole, homage, hot water, how-do-you-do, hurt, husband, imbroglio, impinge, incise, incision, inclination, injure, injury, inscribe, jam, jangle, jar, keep within compass, kiss, kneel, kneeling, kowtow, lacerate, laceration, lesion, limation, line, lithograph, lower, lower oneself, maim, make a leg, make ends meet, make mincemeat of, make obeisance, make prints, making a leg, manage, mark, marshal, maul, mess, mine, mix, morass, mortal wound, muddle, muster, mutilate, mutilation, mystery, nod, nonplus, nudge, obeisance, obsequiousness, osculate, parlous straits, pass, perplexity, perturbation, pickle, pierce, pile up, pinch, play violin, plight, polishing, position, pother, predicament, presenting arms, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, print, problem, prostration, puncture, put something aside, puzzle, puzzlement, quagmire, quandary, quarry, quicksand, rasp, rasping, raze, remove, rend, rent, reverence, riddle, rip, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, rubbing away, run, rupture, salaam, salutation, salute, sandblasting, sanding, sap, savage, save, save up, saw, scald, scoop, scoop out, scorch, score, scotch, scour, scouring, scrabble, scranch, scrape along, scrape and save, scraping, scratch, scratching, screw, scrimp, scrub, scrubbing, scrunch, scuff, sculpture, second-degree burn, servility, shave, shining, shovel, sideswipe, sink, situation, skim, skimp, skin, skirt, slash, slit, slough, smoothing, snarl, snore, sore, spade, spare, spot, sprain, squeak by, squeeze, stab, stab wound, stack up, standing at attention, stew, stick, sticky wicket, stint, stipple, strain, strait, straits, struggle, submission, submissiveness, survive, swamp, sweep, tear, third-degree burn, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, toady, tool, touch, touch lightly, touch upon, trauma, traumatize, trench, tricky spot, trouble, trough, tunnel, twang, unassuredness, unholy mess, upset, wear, wear away, wearing away, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench