To steal or snatch.
* 1968 , , 00:48:18:
- Hey! Who swiped my lunch?
To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.
- "Maybe I could swipe some Tintex from the five-and-dime."
To grab or bat quickly.
- He swiped his card at the door.
- The cat swiped at the shoelace.
(countable) A quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; A sweep.
(countable) A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.
(countable, informal) A rough guess; an estimate or swag.
(uncountable) Poor, weak beer; small beer.
- Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.
To draw an object, especially a sharp or angular one, along (something) while exerting pressure.
- Her fingernails scraped across the blackboard, making a shrill sound.
To injure or damage by rubbing across a surface.
- Scrape the chewing gum off with a knife.
To barely manage to achieve.
- She tripped on a rock and scraped her knee.
To collect or gather, especially without regard to the quality of what is chosen.
- I scraped a pass in the exam.
(computing) To extract data by automated means from a format not intended to be machine-readable, such as a screenshot or a formatted web page.
To occupy oneself with getting laboriously.
- Just use whatever you can scrape together.
- He scraped and saved until he became rich.
To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or similar instrument.
To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.
To express disapprobation of (a play, etc.) or to silence (a speaker) by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; usually with down .
- [Spend] their scraping fathers' gold.
* (draw an object along while exerting pressure) grate, scratch, drag
* (injure by scraping) abrade, chafe, graze
* bow and scrape
* scrape by
* scrape off
* scrape past
* scrape through
A broad, shallow injury left by scraping (rather than a cut or a scratch).
A fight, especially a fistfight without weapons.
- He fell on the sidewalk and got a scrape on his knee.
An awkward set of circumstances.
- He got in a scrape with the school bully.
(British, slang) A D and C or abortion; or, a miscarriage.
* 1972, in U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, Abuse of psychiatry for political repression in the Soviet Union. Hearing, Ninety-second Congress, second session , United States Government Printing Office, page 127,
- I'm in a bit of a scrape — I've no money to buy my wife a birthday present.
* 1980, John Cobb, Babyshock: A Mother’s First Five Years , Hutchinson, page 232,
- It’s quite possible, in view of the diagnosis ‘danger of miscarriage’, that they might drag me off, give me a scrape and then say that the miscarriage began itself.
* 1985, Beverley Raphael, The Anatomy of Bereavement: a handbook for the caring professions , Routledge, ISBN 0415094542, page 236,
- In expert hands abortion nowadays is almost the same as having a scrape (D & C) and due to improved techniques such as suction termination, and improved lighter anaesthetic, most women feel no worse than having a tooth out.
* 1999, David Jenkins, Listening to Gynaecological Patients\ Problems , Springer, ISBN 1852331097, page 16,
- The loss is significant to the woman and will be stated as such by her. For her it is not “nothing,” “just a scrape ,” or “not a life.” It is the beginning of a baby. Years later, she may recall it not just as a miscarriage but also as a baby that was lost.
A shallow depression used by ground birds as a nest; a nest scrape.
* 1948, in Behaviour: An International Journal of Comparative Ethology , E. J. Brill, page 103,
- 17.Have you had a scrape or curettage recently?
* 2000, Charles A. Taylor, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia , Kingfisher Publications, ISBN 0753452693, page 85,
- We knew from U. Weidmann’s work (1956) that Black-headed Gulls could be prevented from laying by offering them eggs on the empty scrape veil before […]
* 2006, Les Beletsky, Birds of the World , Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0801884292, page 95,
- The plover lays its eggs in a scrape' on the ground. ¶ […] ¶ Birds’ nests can be little more than a ' scrape in the ground or a delicate structure of plant material, mud, and saliva.
- Turkey females place their eggs in a shallow scrape in a hidden spot on the ground. Young are born ready to leave the nest and feed themselves (eating insects for their first few weeks).
* (injury ): abrasion, graze
* (fight ): altercation, brawl, fistfight, fight, fisticuffs, punch-up, scuffle
* (awkward set of circumstances ): bind, fix, mess, pickle
* See also
* 2001, Carolyn Cooke, The Bostons , Houghton Mifflin Books, ISBN 0618017682, page 172–173,
*: He could hear deer moo in the woods, smell their musk, spot a scrape in a birch tree twenty feet away.
* 2005, Dragan Vujic, Hunting Farm Country Whitetails , iUniverse, ISBN 0595359841, page 58,
*: Female whitetails periodically investigate scrapes' created by specific bucks. As the doe approaches estrus and becomes receptive to breeding, she will urinate in a ' scrape as a sharp signal to the buck that she is ready for him.
* bread and scrape