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Present participle of scrape.
He loved animals, but he spent his entire life scraping to make ends meet.
This consists in selecting a spot of virgin soil, clearing it of forest and jungle by burning, and scraping the surface with the rudest agricultural implements.
You may be accustomed to scraping by in some third world country, but this is our country.
The beating of the rotators died, replaced by creaking and scraping of metal.
Scraping the left-overs into a bowl, she ran water to wash the dishes.
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