[ UK /skɹˈe‍ɪpɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹeɪpɪŋ/ ]
  1. a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)
    all that bowing and scraping did not impress him
  2. a harsh noise made by scraping
    the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  3. (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
    they collected blood scrapings for analysis
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How To Use scraping In A Sentence

  • Heavy double doors closed with amplified loud scraping before a final crash as they came together and locked.
  • Things like that John Byrne referred to as barnacles that needed scraping off when it came time to revamp Superman in the 80s. Doghouse of Solitude.
  • There's still the bathroom to go - which requires some serious scraping to get rid of old peeling paint.
  • Slept and read, bought groceries, hot tub, finally scraping together enough energy to cook some Indian food in belated recognition of my wife's birthday. Crash and burn
  • I spent an hour or two scraping and repainting, then filled the feeder with birdseed, hung it near the shed, and watched to see who would take the bait.
  • Drawings are produced by scraping away the ink to expose the china clay surface.
  • Think a big guitar sound, bouncing bass lines, Liberal dashes of Hammond organ, skyscraping harmonies and the most soulful vocal you're ever likely to hear on this Island and you're halfway there.
  • There have been skyscraping highs and crushing, debilitating lows. The Sun
  • Successfully managed to crash the car by scraping the side along some concrete bollards.
  • Check it every fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot to make sure the meat is not sticking or, God forbid, scorching.
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