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scrape

[ skreyp ]
/ skreɪp /
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verb (used with object), scraped, scrap·ing.

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

noun

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RELATED WORDS

retrieve, secure, win, attain, have, recover, glean, access, take, achieve, reach, procure, gain, reap, realize, purchase, earn, seize, receive, gather

Nearby words

scrap, scrap heap, scrap iron, scrap-heap, scrapbook, scrape, scrape in, scrape through, scrape together, scrape up an acquaintance, scraper

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
SYNONYMS FOR scrape
Related formsscrap·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 Formsscrapable, 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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