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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scrape  \Scrape\  (skr[=a]p),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scraped};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Scraping}.]  [Icel.  skrapa  akin  to  Sw  skrapa 
  Dan.  skrabe  D.  schrapen  schrabben  G.  schrappen  and  prob. 
  to  E.  sharp.] 
  1.  To  rub  over  the  surface  of  something  with  a  sharp  or 
  rough  instrument;  to  rub  over  with  something  that  roughens 
  by  removing  portions  of  the  surface;  to  grate  harshly 
  over  to  abrade;  to  make  even  or  bring  to  a  required 
  condition  or  form  by  moving  the  sharp  edge  of  an 
  instrument  breadthwise  over  the  surface  with  pressure, 
  cutting  away  excesses  and  superfluous  parts  to  make 
  smooth  or  clean;  as  to  scrape  a  bone  with  a  knife;  to 
  scrape  a  metal  plate  to  an  even  surface. 
  2.  To  remove  by  rubbing  or  scraping  (in  the  sense  above). 
  I  will  also  scrape  her  dust  from  her  and  make  her 
  like  the  top  of  a  rock.  --Ezek.  xxvi. 
  3.  To  collect  by  or  as  by  a  process  of  scraping;  to  gather 
  in  small  portions  by  laborious  effort;  hence  to  acquire 
  avariciously  and  save  penuriously;  --  often  followed  by 
  together  or  up  as  to  scrape  money  together. 
  The  prelatical  party  complained  that  to  swell  a 
  number  the  nonconformists  did  not  choose  but 
  scrape,  subscribers.  --Fuller. 
  4.  To  express  disapprobation  of  as  a  play,  or  to  silence,  as 
  a  speaker,  by  drawing  the  feet  back  and  forth  upon  the 
  floor;  --  usually  with  down  --Macaulay. 
  {To  scrape  acquaintance},  to  seek  acquaintance  otherwise  than 
  by  an  introduction.  --Farquhar. 
  He  tried  to  scrape  acquaintance  with  her  but  failed 
  ignominiously.  --G.  W.  Cable. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scraping  \Scrap"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  scraping;  the  act  or  process  of  making  even  or 
  reducing  to  the  proper  form  by  means  of  a  scraper. 
  2.  Something  scraped  off  that  which  is  separated  from  a 
  substance,  or  is  collected  by  scraping;  as  the  scraping 
  of  the  street. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scraping  \Scrap"ing\,  a. 
  Resembling  the  act  of  or  the  effect  produced  by  one  who  or 
  that  which  scrapes;  as  a  scraping  noise;  a  scraping  miser. 
  --  {Scrap"ing*ly},  adv 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  fragment  scraped  off  of  something  and  collected  (usually 
  plural);  "they  collected  blood  scrapings  for  analysis" 
  2:  a  harsh  noise  made  by  scraping;  "the  scrape  of  violin  bows 
  distracted  her"  [syn:  {scrape},  {scratch},  {scratching}] 
  3:  a  deep  bow  with  the  foot  drawn  backwards  (indicating 
  excessive  humility);  "all  that  bowing  and  scraping  did  not 
  impress  him"  [syn:  {scrape}] 

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