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v. scraped, scrap·ing, scrapes
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.
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.
a. The act of scraping.
b. The sound of scraping.
2. An abrasion on the skin.
a. An embarrassing or difficult predicament.
b. A fight; a scuffle. See Synonyms at brawl.
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1. the act of scraping
2. a sound produced by scraping
3. (often plural) something scraped off, together, or up; a small amount
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|Noun||1.||scraping - (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected; "they collected blood scrapings for analysis"|
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
|2.||scraping - 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"|
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(= thin layer) [butter, margarine, jam] → noix f
(= sample) [skin, cells, tissue] → prélèvement m
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