Synonyms of scrape
1 rakeDictionary • She went round the car scraping the frost off the windows.
rake • Ragged fingernails raked her skin.
sweep • Suddenly, she was swept along by the crowd.
brush • I felt her hair brushing the back of my shoulder.
2 grateDictionary • The only sound is that of knives and forks scraping against china.
grate • His chair grated as he got to his feet.
grind • If you grind your teeth at night, see your dentist.
scratch • Knives will scratch the worktop.
rasp • The blade rasped over his skin.
3 grazeDictionary • She stumbled and fell, scraping her palms and knees.
graze • I had grazed my knees a little.
skin • He fell down and skinned his knee.
scratch • He had blood on his nose and he had scratched his knees.
bark • She barked her shin off the edge of the drawer.
scuff • She scuffed her shoes on the pavement.
rub • Smear cream on to prevent it from rubbing.
abrade • The rough rock had abraded her skin.
4 cleanDictionary • She scraped food off the plates into the bin.
clean • Her father cleaned his glasses with a paper napkin.
scour • He decided to scour the sink.
predicamentDictionary (informal) • We got into terrible scrapes.
predicament • The decision will leave her in a predicament.
trouble • a charity that helps women in trouble with the law
difficulty • There is only one difficulty. The hardest thing is to leave.
spot (informal) • In a tight spot there is no one I would sooner see than Frank.
fix (informal) • The government has got itself in a fix.
mess • I've got myself into a bit of a mess.
dilemma • The issue raises a moral dilemma.
plight • the plight of Third World countries plagued by debts
pretty pickle (informal)
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ scrape by
IDIOM:▷ scrape through
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abradeTo abrade something means to scrape or wear down its surface by rubbing it.
• The rough rock had abraded her skin.
• She barked her shin off the edge of the drawer.
brushIf one thing brushes against another or if you brush one thing against another, the first thing touches the second thing lightly while passing it.
• I felt her hair brushing the back of my shoulder.
Thesaurus for scrape from the Collins English Thesaurus
to move (a rough or sharp object) across (a surface), esp to smooth or clean