scrape something out


scrape something out
ˌscrape sthˈout derived
to remove sth from inside sth else, using sth sharp or hard like a knife

Scrape out the flesh of the melon with a spoon.

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  • 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 — scrape1 [ skreıp ] verb * 1. ) transitive to rub a sharp edge or tool against a surface: You ll have to scrape the walls before you paint them. a ) scrape something off/into/onto/out of etc. (something) to remove something by pulling a hard tool… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scrape — I UK [skreɪp] / US verb Word forms scrape : present tense I/you/we/they scrape he/she/it scrapes present participle scraping past tense scraped past participle scraped * 1) [transitive] to rub a sharp edge or tool against a surface You ll have to …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • make out — verb 1. detect with the senses (Freq. 8) The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards I can t make out the faces in this photograph • Syn: ↑spot, ↑recognize, ↑recognise, ↑distinguish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning —   …   Wikipedia

  • scratch — scratchable, adj. scratchably, adv. scratcher, n. scratchless, adj. scratchlike, adj. /skrach/, v.t. 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one s hand on a nail. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • gouge — [gouj] n. [ME < OFr < VL gubia, for LL gulbia < Celt (as in OIr gulban, goad, thorn) < IE base * gelebh , to scrape, hollow out > Gr glaphein, to carve] 1. a chisel with a curved, hollowed blade, for cutting grooves or holes in… …   English World dictionary

  • rub — 1. verb 1) Polly rubbed her arm Syn: massage, knead, stroke, pat 2) he rubbed sun lotion on her back Syn: apply, smear, spread, work in 3) my shoes rub painfully …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary