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English noun: scrape

1. scrape (event) a harsh noise made by scraping


SamplesThe scrape of violin bows distracted her.


Synonymsscraping, scratch, scratching


Broader (hypernym)noise

2. scrape (state) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off


Synonymsabrasion, excoriation, scratch


Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound


Narrower (hyponym)graze, rope burn

3. scrape (communication) a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)


SamplesAll that bowing and scraping did not impress him.


Synonymsscraping


Broader (hypernym)bow, bowing, obeisance

4. scrape (attribute) an indication of damage


Synonymsmark, scar, scratch


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


English verb: scrape

1. scrape (contact) scratch repeatedly


SamplesThe cat scraped at the armchair.


Synonymsgrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rub


Narrower (hyponym)paw

2. scrape (creation) make by scraping


SamplesThey scraped a letter into the stone.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

3. scrape (contact) cut the surface of; wear away the surface of


Synonymsscratch, scratch up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)incise


Narrower (hyponym)claw, scuff

4. scrape (motion) bend the knees and bow in a servile manner


Synonymsgenuflect, kowtow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bow

5. scrape (contact) gather (money or other resources) together over time


SamplesShe had scraped together enough money for college.
They scratched a meager living.


Synonymscome up, scrape up, scratch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Narrower (hyponym)nickel-and-dime

6. scrape (contact) bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of


SamplesThe boy skinned his knee when he fell.


ExamplesDid he scrape his foot?


Synonymsskin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound









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