scrape

[ skreyp ]
/ skreɪp /

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

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

noun

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Origin of scrape

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

OTHER WORDS FROM scrape

scrap·a·ble, adjectivescrapeage, nounun·scraped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scrape

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

scrape

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

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