scrape along

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Verb1.scrape along - manage one's existence barely; "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

w>scrape along

visich schlecht und recht durchschlagen (inf)(on mit)
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Sometimes he knocked against a chair, making it scrape along the floor.
There was seldom much over, but I managed to scrape along somehow.
Sometimes a tuft of high grass washed along his sides as a wave washes along the sides of a ship, and sometimes a cluster of wild-pepper vines would scrape along his back, or a bamboo would creak where his shoulder touched it.