- scrape in
- ˌscrape ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they scrape in he/she/it scrapes in present participle scraping in past tense scraped in past participle scraped in] british phrasal verbto achieve a position by a very small number of votes or points
The new candidate scraped in by a tiny one-vote margin.Thesaurus: to be a candidate or winner in an electionsynonym elections and relating to the electoral systemhyponymMain entry: scrape
* * *ˌscrape ˈin | ˌscrape ˈinto sth derivedto manage to get a job, a position, a place at college, etc, but with difficulty
He scraped in with 180 votes.
Our team just scraped into the semi-finals.Main entry: ↑scrapederived
Useful english dictionary. 2012.