scrape along

scrape along
manage one's existence barely

I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary

cope, ↑get by, ↑make out, ↑make do, ↑contend, ↑grapple, ↑deal, ↑manage
Verb Frames:

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • scrape along — v. (D; intr.) to scrape along on, with (to scrape along on a small salary) * * * with (to scrape along on a small salary) (D; intr.) to scrape along on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scrape along — phr verb Scrape along is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑chair …   Collocations dictionary

  • scrape along — Synonyms and related words: clear, clear the hurdle, come along, come on, contrive, cope, cut the mustard, eke out, engineer, get along, get by, get on, go on, hack it, keep afloat, make ends meet, make it, make out, make the grade, manage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scrape by — verb manage one s existence barely I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary • Syn: ↑scrape along, ↑scratch along, ↑squeak by, ↑squeeze by, ↑rub along • Hypernyms: ↑cop …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrape — Synonyms and related words: ablate, ablation, abrade, abrase, abrasion, abrasive, accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, attrition, autolithograph, baffle, bafflement, bark, be a printmaker, belch, bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bending the …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scrape — ► VERB 1) drag or pull a hard or sharp implement across (a surface or object) to remove dirt or waste matter. 2) use a sharp or hard implement to remove (dirt or unwanted matter). 3) rub against a rough or hard surface. 4) just manage to achieve …   English terms dictionary

  • scrape — [skrāp] vt. scraped, scraping [ME scrapen < ON skrapa, akin to Du schrapen, OE screpan, to scratch < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > SCURF, SHARP] 1. to rub over the surface of with something rough or sharp 2. to make smooth or clean by… …   English World dictionary

  • scrape — vb Scrape, scratch, grate, rasp, grind are comparable when they mean to apply friction to something by rubbing it with or against a thing that is harsh, rough, or sharp. Scrape usually implies the removal of something from a surface with an edged …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Scrape — Scrape, v. i. 1. To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along. [1913 Webster] 2. To occupy one s self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrape — [n] bad or embarrassing situation awkward situation, corner*, difficulty, dilemma, discomfiture, distress, embarrassment, fix*, hole*, jam*, mess*, pickle*, plight, predicament, tight spot*, trouble; concept 674 Ant. resolution, solution scrape… …   New thesaurus

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