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Synonyms of scrape in English:


  • 1 we scraped all the paint off the windows
    abrade, grate, sand, sandpaper, scour, scratch, rub, file, rasp
  • 2 their boots scraped along the floor
    grate, creak, rasp, grind, scratch
  • 3 she scraped her hair back behind her ears
    rake, drag, pull, tug, draw
  • 4 he scraped a hole in the ground
    scoop out, hollow out, dig (out), excavate, gouge out
  • 5 Ellen had scraped her shins on the wall
    graze, scratch, abrade, scuff, rasp, skin, rub raw, cut, lacerate, bark, chafe;
    Medicine  excoriate
  • noun

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  • 1 the scrape of her key in the lock
    grating, creaking, grinding, rasp, rasping, scratch, scratching
  • 2 there was a long scrape on his leg
  • 3 informal he's always getting into scrapes
    predicament, plight, tight corner/spot, ticklish/tricky situation, problem, crisis, mess, muddle
    informal jam, fix, stew, bind, hole, hot water, a pretty/fine kettle of fish
  • Phrases

    scrape by
    when the money's not there, you learn how to scrape by
    manage, cope, survive, muddle through/along, make ends meet, get by/along, make do, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, eke out a living
    informal make out
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