scrape


scrape
I UK [skreɪp] / US verb
Word forms "scrape":
present tense I/you/we/they scrape he/she/it scrapes present participle scraping past tense scraped past participle scraped
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1) [transitive] to rub a sharp edge or tool against a surface

You'll have to scrape the walls before you paint them.

a) to remove something by pulling a hard tool across the surface it is on
scrape something off/into/onto/out of etc (something):

Scrape the mud off your boots before you come inside.

I scraped the bits of meat into the dog's bowl.

The bottle's label had been scraped away.

b) British to remove the skin of a vegetable or fruit with a tool

I washed and scraped the carrots.

2) [intransitive/transitive] if a sharp edge or point scrapes a surface, or if you scrape it across the surface, it moves across the surface
scrape against/across/along etc something:

He felt the knife blade scrape against the back of his neck.

scrape something against/across/along etc something:

She scraped her nails along the blackboard.

scrape at:

Twigs scraped at my legs.

3) [transitive] to injure a part of your body or damage something by rubbing it against a rough surface

I scraped my elbow when I fell over.

He scraped his van while he was parking it.

4)
a) [intransitive] to make a rough unpleasant noise by rubbing against a hard surface

Simon's chair scraped as he pushed it back.

b) [transitive] to move something, causing it to make a rough unpleasant noise

He scraped his chair back.

Phrasal verbs:
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II UK [skreɪp] / US noun
Word forms "scrape":
singular scrape plural scrapes
1) [countable] a slight injury or mark caused by rubbing against a rough surface
2) [countable] informal a difficult situation that someone causes by being careless

She's always getting into scrapes.

3) [singular] the sound caused by something rubbing against a hard surface

the scrape of a stool being dragged across the floor


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