scrape acquaintance with


scrape acquaintance with
scrape acquaintance with
To contrive somehow to get to know
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Main Entry:scrape

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dated contrive to get to know

aboard the ship, a nice girl scraped acquaintance with me


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  • scrape acquaintance with — dated contrive to get to know. → scrape …   English new terms dictionary

  • To scrape acquaintance — Scrape Scrape (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrape — (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrape — verb 1》 drag or pull a hard or sharp implement across (a surface or object).     ↘use a sharp or hard implement to remove (dirt or unwanted matter). 2》 rub or cause to rub against a rough or hard surface.     ↘humorous play a violin tunelessly.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scrape — v. & n. v. 1 tr. a move a hard or sharp edge across (a surface), esp. to make something smooth. b apply (a hard or sharp edge) in this way. 2 tr. (foll. by away, off, etc.) remove (a stain, projection, etc.) by scraping. 3 tr. a rub (a surface)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrape — [c]/skreɪp / (say skrayp) verb (scraped, scraping) –verb (t) 1. to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., by drawing or rubbing something, especially a sharp or rough instrument, over the surface. 2. to remove (an outer… …   Australian English dictionary

  • take up with — Synonyms and related words: abide, abide with, advise with, associate with, assort with, bargain, bear, bear with, befriend, bide, brave, brook, buddy up, call in, chum, chum together, chum with, clique, clique with, club together, collogue,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Scraped — Scrape Scrape (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scraping — Scrape Scrape (skr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scraped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scraping}.] [Icel. skrapa; akin to Sw. skrapa, Dan. skrabe, D. schrapen, schrabben, G. schrappen, and prob. to E. sharp.] 1. To rub over the surface of (something) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friendship — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Friendship >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 friendship friendship amity Sgm: N 1 friendliness friendliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 brotherhood brotherhood fraternity sodality confraternity Sgm: N 1 harmony …   English dictionary for students