Synonyms of scrape in English:

scrape


See definition of scrape

verb

1‘the men only had to scrape the ship and overhaul her rigging’

SYNONYMS
abrade, grate, sand, sandpaper, scour, scratch, rub, file, rasp

2‘she scraped the earth back and saw something blue buried there’

SYNONYMS
rake, drag, push, brush, sweep

3‘their boots scraped along the floor’

SYNONYMS
grate, creak, grind, jar, rasp, scratch, drag, rub, squeak, screech, grit, set someone's teeth on edge

4‘the stag first scrapes a hole in the ground’

SYNONYMS
scoop out, hollow out, dig out, dig, excavate, gouge out, quarry, make

5‘Ellen had scraped her shins on the wall’

SYNONYMS
graze, scratch, abrade, scuff, rasp, skin, rub raw, cut, lacerate, bark, chafe, strip, flay, wound
technical excoriate

noun

1‘he heard the scrape of a stool being dragged across the floor’

SYNONYMS
grate, grating, creak, creaking, grind, grinding, jar, jarring, rasp, rasping, scratch, scratching, rub, rubbing, squeak, squeaking, screech, screeching

2‘the shopkeeper sustained scrapes to his knee and hand in the struggle’

SYNONYMS
graze, scratch, abrasion, cut, laceration, wound

3‘he's always getting into scrapes because he trusts the wrong people’

SYNONYMS
predicament, plight, tight corner, tight spot, ticklish situation, tricky situation, problem, quandary, dilemma, crisis, mess, muddle
informal jam, fix, stew, bind, hole, hot water, a fine kettle of fish, a pretty kettle of fish
British informal spot of bother
trouble, difficulty, straits, desperate straits, dire straits, distress

Phrases

    scrape through

    ‘he managed to scrape through the exam’


    SYNONYMS


    scrape by

    ‘students have to scrape by on an inadequate grant’


    SYNONYMS


    informal


    scrape something together

    ‘we scraped together enough coins to buy some tea’


    SYNONYMS