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Dictionary definition for: Scrape

1. (n) a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

2. (v) scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"

3. (n) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

4. (v) make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone"

5. (n) a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility) "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

6. (v) cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

7. (n) an indication of damage

8. (v) bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

9. (v) gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"

10. (v) bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"

11. (v) strike against an object; "She stubbed her one''s toe in the dark and now it''s broken"

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