Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
skrapa; akin to Sw.
schrappen, and prob. to E.
To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean;
scrapea bone with a knife; to
scrapea metal plate to an even surface
To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above).
I will also
scrapeher dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.
Ezek. xxvi. 4.
To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; – often followed by together or up;
The prelatical party complained that, to swell a number the nonconformists did not choose, but
To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; – usually with down.
To scrape acquaintance,
to seek acquaintance otherwise than by an introduction.
He tried to
scrape acquaintancewith her, but failed ignominiously.
G. W. Cable.
To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along.
To occupy one’s self with getting laboriously;“[Spend] their scraping fathers' gold.”
scrapedand saved until he became rich
To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument.
To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.
The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a scratch, or a harsh sound;
as, a noisy.
scrapeon the floor; a
scrapeof a pen
A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment.
A disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty.
The too eager pursuit of this his old enemy through thick and thin has led him into many of these
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.]
2.The sound of the foot drawn over the floor.
4.Difficulty; perplexity; distress; that which harasses. [A low word.]