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Definition of Scraping

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

I had a brief experience in the food industry. I was a bus boy in a Mexican restaurant in Arizona, scraping re-fried beans off people's plates. It teaches you a bit of humility and the importance of a good deodorant.
Wentworth Miller

Fiction isn't made by scraping the bones of topicality for the last shreds and sinews, to be processed into mechanically recovered prose. Like journalism, it deals in ideas as well as facts, but also in metaphors, symbols and myths.
Hilary Mantel

I was able to support myself by acting alone about six years ago. Until then, I was just scraping by.
Edie Falco
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Scraping Translations

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