SCRAPE, v.t. [L. scribo, Gr. to write. See Grave.]1. To rub the surface of any thing with a sharp or rough instrument, or with something hard; as, to scrap the floor; to scrape a vessel for cleaning it; to scrape the earth; to scrape the body. Job 2.2. To clean by scraping. Lev. 14.3. To remove or take off by rubbing.I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. Ezek. 26.4. To act upon the surface with a grating noise.The chiming clocks to dinner call; a hundred footsteps scrape the marble hall.To scrape off, to remove by scraping; to clear away by rubbing.To scrape together, to gather by close industry or small gains or savings; as, to scrape together a good estate.
SCRAPE, v.i.1. To make a harsh noise.2. To play awkwardly on a violin.3. To make an awkward bow.To scrape acquaintance, to make one's self acquainted; to curry favor. [A low phrase introduced from the practice of scraping in bowing.]
SCRAPE, n.1. A rubbing.2. The sound of the foot drawn over the floor.3. A bow.4. Difficulty; perplexity; distress; that which harasses. [A low word.]