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Overview of noun scraping

The noun scraping has 3 senses

  • scraping -- ((usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected; "they collected blood scrapings for analysis")

  • scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching -- (a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her")

  • scrape, scraping -- (a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him")

Overview of verb scrape

The verb scrape has 6 senses

  • scrape, grate -- (scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair")

  • scrape -- (make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone")

  • scratch, scrape, scratch up -- (cut the surface of; wear away the surface of)

  • scrape, kowtow, genuflect -- (bend the knees and bow in a servile manner)

  • scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up -- (gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living")

  • skin, scrape -- (bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell")