from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of scrape.
  • n. What has been removed when something has been scraped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes.
  • n. The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.
  • n. Something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who scrapes.
  • n. That which is scraped off from a substance, or is collected by scraping or raking: generally used in the plural: as, the scrapings of the street; pot-scrapings.
  • n. plural Savings; hard earnings; hoardings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
  • n. a harsh noise made by scraping
  • n. a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Now that's what I call scraping the bottom of the barrel.

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  • Data scraping is nothing new, and there are steps Web site managers can take to keep it at bay.

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  • My delicious pizza (you see it to the right, but it was larger than a cookie) - the name of which I forget - had a thin scraping of tomato sauce, little balls of mozzarella, folded bits of ham, and chunks of artichoke which were just the right size.


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  • With their enthusiasm for OAuth and the recognition of the problem of widespread password scraping, I think Google is realizing that their avoidance of OpenID is not paying off.

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  • In polite language, this would be described as scraping the barrel, as indeed it was!

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  • In addition, at the time of the biopsy, the President elected to have the tissue around the lesion treated superficially with a technique called scraping and burning, in the event that the lesion was to be confirmed as skin cancer.

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