Definitions of scrape

The word "scrape" uses 6 letters: aceprs.

SCRAPE is playable in:

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Scrabble US10
Scrabble UK10

v. t. - 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

v. t. - To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above). 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. i. - To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along. 2

v. i. - To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich. 2

v. i. - To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument. 2

v. i. - To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow. 2

n. - The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a scratch, or a harsh sound; as, a noisy scrape on the floor; a scrape of a pen. 2

n. - A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment. 2

n. - A disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty. 2

Words formed by adding one letter before or after scrape (in bold), or to aceprs in any order:


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