scrape

Part of speech: verb

To scratch with a hard surface or edge, or remove by such process.

Part of speech: verb

To draw together little by little; economize.

Part of speech: noun

The act or effect of scraping.

Part of speech: noun

A predicament.

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Usage examples "scrape":

  1. He was in a bad scrape, that was plain; and the longer he thought about it, the darker the prospect seemed to grow. - "The Boy Trapper", Harry Castlemon.
  2. The gray seal, at least, would not be found- he was lucky there- he had only to scrape it off, and- No- wait! - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
  3. I wish you hadn't got into that scrape the other day. - "Haste and Waste", Oliver Optic.