Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: scrape by
  1. Manage one's existence barely
    "I guess I can scrape by on this lousy salary";
    - scrape along, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub along

Derived forms: scrapes by, scraping by, scraped by

Type of: contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, manage