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Definition 1: an indication of damage - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

Definition 2: a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where scrape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all that bowing and scraping did not impress him

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

Definition 3: a harsh noise made by scraping - [noun denoting event]

Samples where scrape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the scrape of violin bows distracted her

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 4: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

(... is a kind of scrape ) a superficial abrasion

(... is a kind of scrape ) abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope

Definition 5: scratch repeatedly - [verb of contact]

Samples where scrape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cat scraped at the armchair

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of scrape ) scrape with the paws

"The bear pawed the door"

Definition 6: bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of - [verb of contact]

Samples where scrape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boy skinned his knee when he fell

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

Definition 7: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(... is a kind of scrape ) scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

(... is a kind of scrape ) mar by scuffing

"scuffed shoes"

Definition 8: gather (money or other resources) together over time - [verb of contact]

Samples where scrape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She had scraped together enough money for college
  • they scratched a meager living

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) get or gather together

"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"

(... is a kind of scrape ) accumulate gradually

"she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family"

Definition 9: make by scraping - [verb of creation]

Samples where scrape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They scraped a letter into the stone

(scrape is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 10: bend the knees and bow in a servile manner - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for scrape in the sense of this definition

(scrape is a kind of ...) bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting

"He bowed before the King"

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