Definition of scraping in English:

scraping

Line breaks: scrap¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskreɪpɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The action or sound of something scraping or being scraped: the scraping of the spoon in the bowl [in singular]: there was a loud scraping of chairs
More example sentences
  • Brittney and I woke up to the sound of scraping and movement against the house.
  • He could hear the sound of scraping and clanking metal.
  • Her ears twisted round to the sound of scraping at the door, her eyes now fully awake narrowed as she remembered the dumbness of dogs.
1.1 [count noun] (usually scrapings) A small amount of something that has been obtained by scraping it from a surface: I got some scrapings from under the girl’s fingernails
More example sentences
  • A full profile was obtained on the scrapings from his right hand, which included cellular material such as skin.
  • A specimen obtained from scrapings of the woman's hand was prepared and examined with the use of a scanning electron microscope.
  • Skin scrapings obtained from the leading edge of the burrow and under the fingernails are most likely to produce a mite.

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