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English definition of “scrape”

scrape

verb [T] (REMOVE)    /skreɪp/
to remove an unwanted covering or a top layer from something, especially using a sharp edge or something rough : [+ obj + adj ] Scrape your boots clean before you come in. We'll have to scrape the snow off the car before we go out in it. Emily scraped away the dead leaves to reveal the tiny shoot of a new plant .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of scrape verb (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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