scrape verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “scrape” - Learner’s Dictionary

scrape

verb [T]
 
 
/skreɪp/
DAMAGE to damage the surface of something by rubbing it against something rough: Jamie fell over and scraped his knee.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
REMOVE to remove something from a surface using a sharp edge: The next morning I had to scrape the ice off the car.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
scrape a win/draw/pass UK to succeed in a test or competition but with difficulty: France scraped a 3-2 win over Norway.Higher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailures
(Definition of scrape verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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