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SCRAPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scrape mean? 

SCRAPE (noun)
  The noun SCRAPE has 4 senses:

1. a harsh noise made by scraping
2. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
3. a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
4. an indication of damage

  Familiarity information: SCRAPE used as a noun is uncommon.


SCRAPE (verb)
  The verb SCRAPE has 6 senses:

1. scratch repeatedly
2. make by scraping
3. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
4. bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
5. gather (money or other resources) together over time
6. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

  Familiarity information: SCRAPE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRAPE (noun)


Sense 1scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A harsh noise made by scraping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

scrape; scratching; scraping; scratch

Context example:

the scrape of violin bows distracted her

Hypernyms ("scrape" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 2scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

abrasion; excoriation; scratch; scrape

Hypernyms ("scrape" is a kind of...):

lesion; wound (any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scrape"):

graze (a superficial abrasion)

rope burn (abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope)


Sense 3scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

scrape; scraping

Context example:

all that bowing and scraping did not impress him

Hypernyms ("scrape" is a kind of...):

bow; bowing; obeisance (bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame)


Sense 4scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of damage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

scar; scrape; scratch; mark

Hypernyms ("scrape" is a kind of...):

blemish; defect; mar (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body))


SCRAPE (verb)


Sense 1scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Scratch repeatedly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

scrape; grate

Context example:

The cat scraped at the armchair

Hypernyms (to "scrape" is one way to...):

rub (move over something with pressure)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scrape"):

paw (scrape with the paws)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make by scraping

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

They scraped a letter into the stone

Hypernyms (to "scrape" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

scratch up; scratch; scrape

Hypernyms (to "scrape" is one way to...):

incise (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scrape"):

claw (scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails)

scuff (mar by scuffing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

kowtow; genuflect; scrape

Hypernyms (to "scrape" is one way to...):

bow (bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather (money or other resources) together over time

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

scrape up; scrape; scratch; come up

Context examples:

She had scraped together enough money for college / they scratched a meager living

Hypernyms (to "scrape" is one way to...):

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scrape"):

nickel-and-dime (accumulate gradually)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6scrape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

skin; scrape

Context example:

The boy skinned his knee when he fell

Hypernyms (to "scrape" is one way to...):

injure; wound (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he scrape his foot?


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