Search Result for "scraping":
1. (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected;
- Example: "they collected blood scrapings for analysis"
2. a harsh noise made by scraping;
- Example: "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
[syn: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching]
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]
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:
Scraping \Scrap"ing\, n. 1. The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper. [1913 Webster] 2. Something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping; as, the scraping of the street. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scraping \Scrap"ing\, a. Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser. -- Scrap"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]