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Noun: scraping  skrey-ping
  1. (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
    "they collected blood scrapings for analysis"
  2. A harsh noise made by scraping
    "the scraping of violin bows distracted her";
    - scrape, scratch, scratching
  3. A deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
    "all that bowing and scraping did not impress him";
    - scrape
Verb: scrape  skreyp
  1. Scratch repeatedly
    "The cat scraped at the armchair";
    - grate
  2. Make by scraping
    "They scraped a letter into the stone"
  3. Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
    - scratch, scratch up
  4. Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    - kowtow, genuflect
  5. Gather (money or other resources) together over time
    "She had scraped together enough money for college";
    - scrape up, scratch, come up
  6. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of
    "The boy scraped his knee when he fell";
    - skin

Derived forms: scrapings

Type of: accumulate, amass, bow[2], bowing, collect, compile, create, fragment, hoard, incise, injure, make, noise, obeisance, pile up, roll up, rub, wound

Encyclopedia: Scraping