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scrape

2 noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
scrape2
1 [countable]MI a mark or slight injury caused by rubbing against a rough surface [= graze]:
I came away from the accident with only cuts and scrapes.
2 [countable] informal a situation in which you are in trouble or have difficulties:
He got into all sorts of scrapes as a boy.
3 [singular] the noise made when one surface rubs roughly against another
scrape of
He heard the scrape of chairs being dragged across the floor.

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