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Another word for scrape

  1. To remove (an outer layer or adherent matter) by rubbing a surface with considerable pressure

      1. To rub hard in order to clean:
      2. To remove (dirt or stains) by hard rubbing.
      3. To remove impurities from (a gas) chemically.
      1. To clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously:
      2. To remove by scrubbing:
      3. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
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  2. To bring or come into abrasive contact, often with a harsh grating sound

      1. To make a thin shallow cut or mark on (a surface) with a sharp instrument.
      2. To use the nails or claws to dig or scrape at.
      3. To rub or scrape (the skin) to relieve itching.
      1. A coarse file with sharp, pointed projections.
      2. The act of filing with a rasp.
      3. A harsh grating sound.
      1. To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive surface.
      2. To cause to make a harsh grinding or rasping sound through friction:
      3. To irritate or annoy persistently:
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  3. To be severely sparing in order to economize

      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material:
      2. To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with:
      3. To be stingy or very thrifty.
      1. To be very frugal and sparing.
      1. To squeeze (something) between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges.
      2. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
      3. To nip, wither, or shrivel:
  1. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
      2. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
      3. A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing.
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
      1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      2. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
      3. A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty:
      1. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
      2. Dense fog.
      3. Nitroglycerine.
      1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
      2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
      1. A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult.
      2. One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position:
      2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
      3. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position:
      1. An area in which there is dangerous unrest or hostile action:
      2. A lively and popular place, such as a nightclub.
      3. An area of intense heat, radiation, or activity.
      1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit:
      2. An opening or perforation:
      3. An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture.
      2. Of or relating to the Dutch language.
      3. German.
      1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      2. A problem that seems to defy a satisfactory solution.
      3. An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth:
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
      2. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
      3. A square or rectangle:
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Another word for scrape