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scrape

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noun
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verb
1 verb draw across surface
TRANSITIVEscríob verb  c m ushe scraped the paint off the door scríob sí an phéint den dorashe scraped the pot clean scríob sé an pota go dtí go raibh sé glan, sciúr sé an pota he scraped the shovel over the floor scríob sé an tsluasaid den urlár, tharraing sé an tsluasaid trasna ar an urlár
INTRANSITIVEscríob verb  c m ushe kept scraping lean sí uirthi ag scríobadh
2 verb come into contact with TRANSITIVEscríob verb  c m uthe wing scraped the ground scríob an eite an talamh, scríob an eite den talamhthe branches were scraping the window bhí na géaga ag scríobadh in éadan na fuinneoige
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3 verb damage/graze TRANSITIVEscríob verb  c m uscrábhe scraped his knee scríob sé a ghlúin, scríobadh a ghlúinher car got scraped by a trolley scríob tralaí a carr 4 verb create by scraping TRANSITIVEtochail verb  c m ucart verb  c m uthe dog scraped a hole chart an madra poll 5 verb move, making rough contact INTRANSITIVEscríob verb  c m uhis shoulder scraped against the wall scríob a ghualainn i gcoinne an bhalla, theagmhaigh a ghualainn leis an mballa 6 verb move, make noise
TRANSITIVEhe scraped back the chair tharraing sé siar an chathaoir ar an urlár
INTRANSITIVEscríob verb  c m uthe bottom of the door scraped along the wood bhí bun an dorais ag scríobadh an adhmaid
7 verb spread thinly TRANSITIVEsmear verb  c m uspréigh verb  c m ushe scraped butter onto a piece of toast smear sí im ar phíosa tósta 8 verb barely achieve, acquire TRANSITIVEhe barely scraped a living ní mó ná go raibh sé in ann a bheatha a thabhairt i dtír, is ar éigean a bhí sé ábalta maireachtáilthey scraped a win in the last minute bhí an bua acu, ar éigean, sa nóiméad deiridhshe was scraping money together bhí sí ag cruinniú na bpinginí, bhí sí ag iarraidh cúpla pingin a chur le chéile 9 verb live frugally INTRANSITIVEthey scraped to buy a house shábháil siad gach pingin a bhí acu le teach a cheannach
noun
10 noun act of scraping to remove sthscríobadh mascscrábadhgive it a scrape with a knife scríob é le scian, tabhair scríobadh dó le scianto give a carrot a scrape meacan a scamhadh 11 noun of damagescríobadh mascthere's a few paint scrapes tá cúpla scríobadh ar an bpéint, tá an phéint scríobtha i gcúpla áit 12 noun especially ORNITH where soil has been scraped awaylog masc1  c m u 13 noun soundscríobadh mascthere was the scrape of cutlery on plates bhí sceanra ag scríobadh ar phlátaíthe scrape of a bow scríobadach an bhoghawe heard the scrape of chairs chualamar cathaoireacha á dtarraingt ar an urlár 14 noun thin coatingsmearadh masc1scrabha masc4  c m ua scrape of jam smearadh suibhe 15 noun informal escapade, difficult situationtrioblóid fem2  c m uachrann masc1  c m uhe got into a bit of a scrape at school bhí sé i dtrioblóid ar scoil 16 noun informal close shave/narrow escapebua ar éigeanthey had a few scrapes bhí bua ar éigean acu cúpla uair, ní raibh ann ach gur thug siad na cosa leo cúpla uairit was a scrape but we won in the end bhuamar más ar éigean féin é 17 noun informal unwanted encountershe had a few scrapes with the Gardaí bhí sí i dtrioblóid leis na Gardaí cúpla uairhe had a scrape with death is beag nár maraíodh é
phrases

to scrape home

they scraped home by a goal bhí bua ar éigean acu le cúl, thug siad na sála leo le cúl

to scrape the barrel

(also

to scrape the bottom of the barrel

) informaltóin an bhairille a scríobadhthe manager was scraping the bottom of the barrel with some of the players ag scríobadh thóin an bhairille a bhí an bainisteoir le cuid de na himreoiríI won't choose her unless I'm scraping the barrel ní roghnóidh mé í má bhíonn an dara rogha agam

to scrape the surface

blaiseadh a thabhairtwe can only scrape the surface of this topic ní féidir linne ach blaiseadh den ábhar seo a thabhairt