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  • n  a harsh noise made by scraping
    the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  • n  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  • n  a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
  • n  an indication of damage
  • v  scratch repeatedly
    The cat scraped at the armchair
  • v  make by scraping
    They scraped a letter into the stone
  • v  cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
  • v  bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
  • v  gather (money or other resources) together over time
    She had scraped together enough money for college
  • v  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

  • Laurie Eggert, a police- union lawyer, said the three officers who responded found the boy highly intoxicated and attributed the bleeding to a scrape on the leg.
  • Mead agrees, and notes that despite rules at California's maximum security Pelican Bay prison limiting prisoners' access to artist materials, art flourishes; prisoners scrape the .
  • Isaac Berzin recently signed a $92 million contract to grow the stuff most people scrape out of their fish tanks.
News & Articles

  • Florida LB facing battery charge after bar scrape
    Florida LB facing battery charge after bar scrape
    June 16, 2013 - CBS Sports
  • Soccer-Spain to meet Italy in Euro Under-21 final
    * Champions Spain beat Norway 3-0 * Italy scrape 1-0 win over Dutch (Adds Italy win, changes dateline, adds byline) By Ori Lewis PETAH TIKVA, Israel, June 15 (Reuters) - Spain and Italy will meet in the European Under-21 Championship final, a repeat of the title showdown at the Euro 2012 senior tournament, after beating Norway and Netherlands respectively on Saturday. Holders Spain swept aside ...
    June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Cricket-South Africa scrape into semi-finals
    * South Africa through after rain-affected tie * Pollard anguish as West Indies go out June 14 (Reuters) - South Africa scraped into the Champions Trophy semi-finals after their Group B match against West Indies in Cardiff on Friday was declared a tie on the Duckworth-Lewis method for determining rain-affected matches. West Indies, who were 190 for six off 26.1 overs chasing a target of 231 in ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  • Ted Slampyak in New York Daily News
    The appeal of Annie is simply that she doesn't give up,Ted Slampyak, the strip's artist for the last six years, told News Wire Services. "She always ends up in one scrape after another. She doesn't have a lot of resources but she has a lot...
  • Tiger Wood in Daily Press
    The golf course will be set up fair and it will be set up difficult,Woods said last week. "And you're going to have to play well. You can't just scrape around that golf course and win a US Open."
  • Lindsay Davenport in San Jose Mercury News
    When you can get through, kind of scrape through not playing your best, a lot of times you can turn it around,said Davenport, who surpassed Steffi Graf atop the all-time list of money winners on the women's tour at $21,897,501 with the win....

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