Scrape Definition

skrāp
scraped, scrapes, scraping
verb
scraped, scrapes, scraping
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument.
Scraped the wallpaper off before painting the wall.
American Heritage
To scrape something so as to remove dirt, etc.
Webster's New World
To rub against something harshly; grate.
Webster's New World
To remove by rubbing with something sharp or rough.
Webster's New World
To make smooth or clean by rubbing with a tool or abrasive.
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noun
scrapes
The act of scraping.
Webster's New World
The noise of scraping; harsh, grating sound.
Webster's New World
A scraped place; abrasion or scratch.
Webster's New World
A disagreeable or embarrassing situation; predicament, esp. when caused by one's own conduct.
Webster's New World
A fight or conflict.
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Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Scrape

Noun

Singular:
scrape
Plural:
scrapes

Origin of Scrape

  • From Middle English scrapen, from Old Norse skrapa (“to scrape, scratch") and Old English scrapian (“to scrape, scratch"), both from Proto-Germanic *skrapōnÄ…, *skrepanÄ… (“to scrape, scratch"), from Proto-Indo-European *skreb-, *skrep- (“to engrave"). Cognate with Dutch schrapen (“to scrape"), German schrappen (“to scrape"), Danish skrabe (“to scrape"), Icelandic skrapa (“to scrape"), Walloon screper (“to scrape"), Latin scribō (“dig with a pen, draw, write").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English scrapen from Old Norse skrapa sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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