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Synonyms for scrape

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching(noun)

    a harsh noise made by scraping

    "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

    lolly, start, clams, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  2. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation(noun)

    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

    lolly, start, attrition, cacography, scrawl, clams, cabbage, wampum, starting line, lucre, detrition, boodle, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, simoleons, abrasion, grinding, moolah, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scar, corrasion, scribble, dent, shekels, excoriation

  3. scrape, scraping(noun)

    a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

    "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

    scraping, excoriation, abrasion, scar, scratch, mark, scratching

  4. scratch, scrape, scar, mark(verb)

    an indication of damage

    lolly, marking, start, brand, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, cicatrice, gull, lucre, boodle, bell ringer, scratch, mark, scrawl, gelt, crisscross, fall guy, scratch line, scratching, stigma, score, bread, scraping, slit, grade, lettuce, prick, chump, target, loot, cicatrix, sugar, home run, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, sign, sucker, pelf, mug, incision, patsy, dough, fool, marker, kale, cross, print, excoriation, scar, stain, bull's eye, scribble, dent, shekels, soft touch, moolah

  5. scrape, grate(verb)

    scratch repeatedly

    "The cat scraped at the armchair"

    scrape up, eat into, scratch up, kowtow, rankle, fret, come up, grind, scratch, grate, skin, genuflect

  6. scrape(verb)

    make by scraping

    "They scraped a letter into the stone"

    scrape up, scratch up, kowtow, come up, scratch, grate, skin, genuflect

  7. scratch, scrape, scratch up(verb)

    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, grave, strike, chafe, skin, come up, scratch, cancel, inscribe, kowtow, grate, engrave, scrub, fray, genuflect, excise, scratch up, rub

  8. scrape, kowtow, genuflect(verb)

    bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

    scrape up, truckle, scratch up, kowtow, bootlick, fawn, come up, kotow, suck up, scratch, toady, grate, skin, genuflect

  9. scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up(verb)

    gather (money or other resources) together over time

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

    line up, skin, itch, excise, rise, come, scratch up, get hold, fret, muster, inscribe, scratch, uprise, find, kowtow, scrub, lift, go up, surface, rub, arise, call off, come on, come up, scrape up, cancel, bob up, chafe, ascend, engrave, go on, move up, summon, genuflect, muster up, expunge, rally, strike, rise up, grate, fray, grave

  10. skin, scrape(verb)

    bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

    "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"

    scrape up, pare, peel, shin, scramble, struggle, bark, sputter, come up, scratch, kowtow, grate, skin, genuflect, clamber, scratch up, shinny


  1. scrape(noun)

    mess, pickle, brawl, fight, graze, fist fight, punch-up, altercation, bind, fix, scuffle, fisticuffs, abrasion

  2. scrape(noun)

    A broad, shallow injury left by scraping (rather than a cut or a scratch).

    He fell on the sidewalk and got a scrape on his knee.

    bind, pickle, mess, abrasion, fix, fist fight, punch-up, altercation, scuffle, graze, fisticuffs, brawl, fight

  3. scrape(noun)

    To injure or damage by rubbing across a surface.

    He got in a scrape with the school bully.

    altercation, fight, pickle, mess, abrasion, fix, scuffle, brawl, punch-up, graze, bind, fist fight, fisticuffs

  4. scrape(noun)

    To barely manage to achieve.

    I scraped a pass in the exam.

    scuffle, altercation, mess, fix, pickle, brawl, graze, punch-up, fight, abrasion, fist fight, fisticuffs, bind

  5. scrape(noun)

    To extract data embedded in a screenshot or formatted medium (such as an HTML web page) by means of an automated program.

    scuffle, bind, fist fight, brawl, fight, mess, graze, abrasion, fix, fisticuffs, pickle, altercation, punch-up

  6. scrape(verb)

    A shallow depression used by ground birds as a nest; a nest scrape.

    scuffle, abrasion, fisticuffs, punch-up, mess, pickle, fight, altercation, graze, fix, fist fight, bind, brawl, grate, scratch

  7. scrape(verb)

    graze, abrade, chafe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scrape(v)

    grate, abrade, confricate, rasp, scratch, mark, groove

    lubricate, polish, levigate, dig, indent, wound

Editors Contribution

  1. scurb

    to scrub the curb.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scrape(v. a.)

    rub or abrade (with something edged)

  2. scrape(v. a.)

    gather, collect

  3. scrape(n.)

    difficulty, perplexity, distress, embarrassment, hot water

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scrape(n)

    difficulty, predicament, dilemma

  2. scrape(v)

    abrade, rasp, grate, rub, gather, collect, erase, remove

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scrape":

    scratch, graze

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. scrape

    Abrasion, see there

  2. scrape

    Abrasion, see there

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How to use scrape in a sentence?

  1. Theodore Hesburgh:

    I go back to an old Latin motto, opus justitiae pax: Peace is the work of justice, we've known 20 percent of the people in the world have 80 percent of the goodies, which means the other 80 percent have to scrape by on 20 percent.

  2. Maisie Williams:

    Everyone's a threat, we're done trusting people. We're done with being pushed over. We finally managed to scrape our family back together somewhat, minus Jon Snow.

  3. Patricio Gargollo:

    It keeps the area very clean and scrape free.

  4. Quentin Gibbs:

    I think he should just scrape home, he seems to have luck on his side.

  5. Tom Iannucci:

    Where we're standing right now looked like an Olympic-sized swimming pool made out of sand, they'd have the backhoe scrape away a foot or two, and then a bunch of the agents would jump in and dig around for a bit.

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Translations for scrape

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  • скрэбціBelarusian
  • škrábatCzech
  • schrammen, abkratzen, kratzen, schaben, scharrenGerman
  • abrasión, pelea, apuro, raspar, arañarseSpanish
  • kaapima, kraapima, kaabitsema, kraapama, kõõpima, kraapsima, kriimustama, kriipimaEstonian
  • naarmuttaa, raaputtaa, pula, vaikeudet, raapia, naarmu, tappeluFinnish
  • gratterFrench
  • sgrìobadhScottish Gaelic
  • քերելArmenian
  • graffiare, rissa, bagarre, graffio, grattare, guaio, sbucciatura, pasticcio, abrasioneItalian
  • לְשַׁיֵףHebrew
  • 擦る, 削るJapanese
  • schramDutch
  • skrobaćPolish
  • ralado, raspar, ralar, arranharPortuguese
  • zgâriaRomanian
  • отскоблить, потасовка, отскрести, поцарапать, скрябать, оцарапать, скоблить, драка, царапать, неприятность, соскребать, царапина, затруднение, соскрести, скрести, стычка, поскрябать, поскрести, отскребатьRussian
  • గీరుTelugu
  • kazımakTurkish
  • скребтиUkrainian
  • si screper, screper, greter, si dischaver, si digreterWalloon
  • Chinese

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