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Overview of noun scraping

The noun scraping has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) scraping

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

2. (1) scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching

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

3. 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? (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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