scrape through something


scrape through something
ˌscrape ˈthrough | ˌscrape ˈthrough sth derived
to succeed in doing sth with difficulty, especially in passing an exam

I might scrape through the exam if I'm lucky.

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  • scrape through — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms scrape through : present tense I/you/we/they scrape through he/she/it scrapes through present participle scraping through past tense scraped through past participle scraped through scrape through… …   English dictionary

  • scrape through — ˌscrape ˈthrough [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they scrape through he/she/it scrapes through present participle scraping through …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌscrape ˈthrough sth — phrasal verb to succeed in doing something, but not in a very impressive way I think he ll just scrape through the entrance exam.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • through — [ θru ] function word *** Through can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): They were riding through a forest. as an adverb (without a following noun): There s a hole in the roof where the rain comes through. as an …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 — scrape1 [skreıp] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: skrapa] 1.) [T] to remove something from a surface using the edge of a knife, a stick etc ▪ Scrape the carrots and slice them thinly. scrape sth away/off ▪ The earth was scraped away to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • 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 — 1 verb 1 (T) to remove something from a surface, using the edge of a knife, stick etc: Scrape the carrots and slice them thinly. | scrape sth away/off etc: I tried to scrape some of the mud off my boots. | We scraped away several layers of old… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scrape — [[t]skre͟ɪp[/t]] scrapes, scraping, scraped 1) VERB If you scrape something from a surface, you remove it, especially by pulling a sharp object over the surface. [V n with adv] She went round the car scraping the frost off the windows... [V n… …   English dictionary