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1 scrape

A harsh noise made by scraping:
— The scrape of violin bows distracted her.

synonyms: scraping, scratch, scratching.

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: gekras, kattegejank, kattengejank
Polish: zgrzyt, zgrzytanie

2 scrape

An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.

synonyms: abrasion, excoriation, scratch.

Dutch: abrasie, afschurving, geseling, klauw, krab, krauw, schaafwond
Polish: draśnięcie, zadraśnięcie

3 scrape

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

synonym: scraping.

4 scrape

An indication of damage.

synonyms: mark, scar, scratch.


1 scrape

Scratch repeatedly:
— The cat scraped at the armchair.

synonym: grate.

Roget 558: engrave, grave, stipple, scrape, etch; bite, bite in; lithograph etc. n.; print.   

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 38: subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract.    garble, mutilate, amputate, ... show more

Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more

2 scrape

Make by scraping.

Dutch: schaafwonde, schram

3 scrape

Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.

synonyms: scratch, scratch up.

Roget 331: rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; ... show more

Dutch: schrabben, schrapen, schrappen

4 scrape

Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner.

synonyms: genuflect, kowtow.

Dutch: buigen, zich, knielen, een voetval maken, kruipen voor

5 scrape

Gather (money or other resources) together over time:
— She had scraped together enough money for college.

synonyms: come up, scrape up, scratch.

6 scrape

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

synonym: skin.

Moby thesaurus: ablate, ablation, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, attrition, autolithograph, baffle, bafflement, bark, be a printmaker, belch, bend, bend the knee, bend the neck ... show more.

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