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Definition of Scraping


  1. of Scrape
  2. The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.
  3. Something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping; as, the scraping of the street.
  4. Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser.

Scraping Quotations

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel.
Gore Vidal

I always felt I was scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to get a song together.
Leonard Cohen

African film makers are scraping by on a mere pittance.
Wole Soyinka

With writing a song, I've always felt, right from the start, like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel. I don't ever feel there's a font of ideas to fall back on.
Nick Cave

I was happy, I wasn't beaten, and I lacked nothing. But it wasn't what people expect - it was very much sort of pinching and scraping. I don't know how my mother did it.
Kristin Scott Thomas
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Scraping Translations

scraping in French is grattant
scraping in German is kratzend, schabend, schabende

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