scraping


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scrape

 (skrāp)
v. scraped, scrap·ing, scrapes
v.tr.
1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument: scraped the wallpaper off before painting the wall.
2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
4. To draw (a hard or abrasive object) forcefully over a surface: scraped my fingernails down the blackboard.
5. To injure the surface of by rubbing against something rough or sharp: scraped my knee on the sidewalk.
6. To amass or produce with difficulty: scrape together some cash.
v.intr.
1. To come into sliding, abrasive contact.
2. To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
3. To give forth a harsh grating noise.
4. To economize or save money by paying attention to very small amounts; scrimp.
5. To succeed or manage with difficulty: scraped through by a narrow margin.
n.
1.
a. The act of scraping.
b. The sound of scraping.
2. An abrasion on the skin.
3.
a. An embarrassing or difficult predicament.
b. A fight; a scuffle. See Synonyms at brawl.

[Middle English scrapen, from Old Norse skrapa; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scraping

(ˈskreɪpɪŋ)
n
1. the act of scraping
2. a sound produced by scraping
3. (often plural) something scraped off, together, or up; a small amount
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scraping - (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collectedscraping - (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected; "they collected blood scrapings for analysis"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
2.scraping - a harsh noise made by scrapingscraping - a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
noise - 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"
3.scraping - a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility); "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"
bowing, obeisance, bow - bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
Translations

scraping

[ˈskreɪpɪŋ]
n
(= sound) → raclement m
a scraping of chairs → un raclement de chaises
(= thin layer) [butter, margarine, jam] → noix f
(= sample) [skin, cells, tissue] → prélèvement m
adj
a scraping noise → un raclementscrap merchant n (British)ferrailleur/euse m/fscrap metal nferraille fscrap paper npapier m de brouillon, papier m brouillon
References in classic literature ?
Just before school closed, Jo appeared, wearing a grim expression as she stalked up to the desk, and delivered a letter from her mother, then collected Amy's property, and departed, carefully scraping the mud from her boots on the door mat, as if she shook that dust of the place off her feet.
When she heard the scraping of a chair and the sound of a pen scratching upon paper, she again turned and went back along the hallway to her own room.
It was a grinding, scraping sound, a rumble as though rocks were being rolled one against the other.
She could hear Madame Antoine's heavy, scraping tread as she walked back and forth on the sanded floor.
Under this arched doorway, scraping their feet on the unworn threshold, now trod the clergymen, the elders, the magistrates, the deacons, and whatever of aristocracy there was in town or county.
I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
You take the first throw," said Alfred; and the brothers were soon lost in the game, and heard no more till the scraping of horses' feet was heard under the verandah.
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
By and by, a spell after supper, come a nigger and knocked on the door and put his head in with his old straw hat in his hand bowing and scraping, and said his Marse Brace was out at the stile and wanted his brother, and was getting tired waiting supper for him, and would Marse Silas please tell him where he was?
After a delay which seemed interminable; after a weary scraping of wet feet on the hall mat; after a mysterious, muttered interchange of question and answer outside the door, the two came in -- Mr.
a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner
But he looked such a very obdurate butcher as he stood scraping the great block in the shop, and moreover, his appearance was so little improved by the loss of a front tooth which I had knocked out, that I thought it best to make no advances.