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British English: /skreɪp/
American English: /skreɪp/

Translation of scrape in French:


  • 1
    (awkward situation) See examples: to get into a scrape to get somebody into a scrape
    mettre quelqu'un dans le pétrin
    he's always getting into scrapes
    il s'attire toujours des ennuis, il se retrouve toujours dans des situations impossibles
  • 2 (in order to clean) See examples: to give something a scrape
    gratter quelque chose
  • 4 (small amount) See examples: a scrape of
    un petit peu de
    (butter, jam)

transitive verb

  • 1 (clean)
    (vegetables, shoes)
    to scrape something clean
    nettoyer quelque chose en le grattant
  • 2 (damage)
    (paintwork, car part, furniture)
  • 4 (making noise)
    (chair, feet)
  • 5
    (get with difficulty) See examples: to scrape a living
    doing en faisant
    she scraped a ten in biology
    elle a laborieusement décroché un dix en biologie

intransitive verb

  • 1to scrape against something
    (car part)
    érafler quelque chose
    battre contre quelque chose
  • 2 (economize)
    économiser le moindre sou


to scrape the bottom of the barrel

être réduit à faire avec ce que l'on a sous la main
(when raising money)

Phrasal verbs

scrape back

scrape [something] back, scrape back [something]
tirer [quelque chose] en arrière

scrape by

he manages to scrape by on £80 a week
il réussit à s'en tirer avec 80 livres sterling par semaine

scrape home

gagner de justesse

scrape in

(to university, class)
entrer de justesse

scrape off

scrape off [something], scrape [something] off
enlever [quelque chose] en grattant

scrape out

scrape out [something], scrape [something] out
enlever [quelque chose] en grattant
(contents of jar)
nettoyer [quelque chose] en grattant

scrape through

1 scrape through
s'en tirer de justesse
2 scrape through [something]
réussir [quelque chose] de justesse
(exam, test)

scrape together

scrape [something] together, scrape together [something]
arriver à amasser
(sum of money)
arriver à réunir

scrape up

= → scrape together

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