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    Default "scrape" and "scrab"

    I was studying vocabulary, there was a word "abrasion".
    In dictionary, it says "technical term to indicate injury where the skin has
    been scraped" or "scraping".
    I don't know what "scrape" means, so I looked it up in the dictionary again and
    it says "to rub" or "remove sth from a surface by moving objects such as knife".
    And then I happened to look for a word "scrabble", and it seems that its meaning is the same
    as "scrape". My questions are:
    Are words "scrape" and "scrabble" similar? If so, how similar are those?
    And is there a word called "scrab"?

    Thank You! :)

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    Default Re: "scrape" and "scrab"

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena22 View Post
    I was studying vocabulary, there was a word "abrasion".
    In dictionary, it says "technical term to indicate injury where the skin has
    been scraped" or "scraping".
    I don't know what "scrape" means, so I looked it up in the dictionary again and
    it says "to rub" or "remove sth from a surface by moving objects such as knife".
    And then I happened to look for a word "scrabble", and it seems that its meaning is the same
    as "scrape". My questions are:
    Are words "scrape" and "scrabble" similar? If so, how similar are those?
    And is there a word called "scrab"?

    Thank You! :)
    I haven't heard of either of those words with that meaning, though I note that they do occur.
    Scrabble is a board game. I suggest you don't use either word - very few people will understand your meaning.
    (You scrabble around for something in the dirt, looking for it. It's a different sort of scratching than an abrasion.)
    An abrasion may eventually give you a scab, not a scrab.

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    But an abrasion can't give you a scarab.

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    Default Re: "scrape" and "scrab"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But an abrasion can't give you a scarab.

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    Nor do I give a scarab!

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