An example of a scrape is a skinned knee from falling on concrete.
An example of a scrape is not having enough money for lunch when you left your wallet at home.
An example of scrape is using the rough side of a sponge to remove dried food from a dish.
An example of scrape is stubbing your bare toe on the sidewalk.
Scraped the wallpaper off before painting the wall.
Scraped my fingernails down the blackboard.
Scrape together some cash.
Scraped through by a narrow margin.
To fall and scrape one's knee.
Chalk scraping a blackboard.
I scraped a pass in the exam.
Just use whatever you can scrape together.
He scraped and saved until he became rich.
I'm in a bit of a scrape "” I've no money to buy my wife a birthday present.
Scraped my knee on the sidewalk.
To scrape together some money.
Origin of scrape
- Middle English scrapen from Old Norse skrapa sker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English scrapen, from Old Norse skrapa (“to scrape, scratch") and Old English scrapian (“to scrape, scratch"), both from Proto-Germanic *skrapÅnÄ…, *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 scribÅ (“dig with a pen, draw, write").