scrape

[ skreyp ]
/ skreɪp /

verb (used with object), scraped, scrap·ing.

verb (used without object), scraped, scrap·ing.

noun

Origin of scrape

1350–1400; (verb) Middle English scrapen, from Old Norse skrapa (replacing Middle English shrapen from Old English scrapian “to scratch”); (cognate with Old Norse skrapa); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the verb

OTHER WORDS FROM scrape

scrap·a·ble, adjectivescrape·age, nounun·scraped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scrape together (1 of 2)

scrape together

scrape up


verb

(tr, adverb) to collect with difficultyto scrape together money for a new car

British Dictionary definitions for scrape together (2 of 2)

scrape
/ (skreɪp) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of scrape

scrapable, adjectivescraper, noun

Word Origin for scrape

Old English scrapian; related to Old Norse skrapa, Middle Dutch schrapen, Middle High German schraffen
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Idioms and Phrases with scrape together (1 of 2)

scrape together

see scare up.

Idioms and Phrases with scrape together (2 of 2)

scrape

see (scrape the) bottom of the barrel; bow and scrape; scare (scrape) up.

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