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verb [I/T]  us   /skreɪp/
to remove something by rubbing something rough or sharp against it, or to rub part of your body against something rough that tears away or injures your skin: [T] Jackie scraped her knee on the wall as she was climbing over it. [T] Sheila scraped the snow off the windshield of her car. [I] The metal gate scraped along the ground when I opened it.


noun [C]  us   /skreɪp/
a slight injury caused by having your skin rubbed against something rough: She had a few scrapes from the accident in the parking lot, but nothing serious. infml A scrape is also a difficult situation that you are in because of your own actions: Oh, he’s had a few scrapes with the law when he was younger, but he’s straightened his life out now.
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