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Overview of noun scrape

The noun scrape has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching

(a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her")

2. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation

(an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off)

3. scrape, scraping

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

4. scratch, scrape, scar, mark

(an indication of damage)


Overview of verb scrape

The verb scrape has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) scrape, grate

(scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair")

2. (1) scrape

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

3. (1) scratch, scrape, scratch up

(cut the surface of; wear away the surface of)

4. scrape, kowtow, genuflect

(bend the knees and bow in a servile manner)

5. 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")

6. skin, scrape

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

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