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Definition of "scrape" []

  • To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument: scraped the wallpaper off before painting the wall. (verb-transitive)
  • To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument. (verb-transitive)
  • To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw (a hard or abrasive object) forcefully over a surface: scraped my fingernails down the blackboard. (verb-transitive)
  • To injure the surface of by rubbing against something rough or sharp: scraped my knee on the sidewalk. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrape" in a sentence
  • "Just a liddle bit *scoop scoop scrape scrape* *plump*"
  • "At the same moment there began a methodical _scrape, scrape, scrape_ immediately outside the house."
  • "* Scrape, scrape, scrape* "Here's your friggin 'Lisa Butter & Jelly sammich!""