Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: scrape
IPA transcription: [skɹ'eɪp]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching
    Meaning: a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scrape, grate
    Meaning: scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
  • Synonyms: scrape
    Meaning: make by scraping; "They scraped a letter into the stone"
  • Synonyms: scratch, scrape, scratch_up
    Meaning: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
Usage examples
  • "This is a first-class scrape.
  • You must now get out of the scrape in your own way."
  • It requires a slightly different stick to scrape it off.
  • "Oh, he's just the lad to get safely out of the scrape, I repeat.
  • They took her there, gave her a knife, and said she must scrape at the iron stove.
  • You know Hippy never bothered himself much about study, just managed to scrape through.
  • Scrape and clean the trout, stuff with seasoned crumbs, and put into a buttered baking-dish.
  • All those studies of Bessie's head were nonsense, and they nearly brought your master into a scrape.
  • We're going to need all the money we can scrape together, with this damned Rivers bidding against us."
  • So I rushed on, when I had got into that training school scrape, with all the cock-sureness of the fool that I was! ...