[General] to make her feel scraped

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

It rasped her, though, to have stirring about in her this brutal monster! to hear twigs cracking and feel hooves planted down in the depths of that leaf-encumbered forest, the soul; never to be content quite, or quite secure, for at any moment the brute would be stirring, this hatred, which, especially since her illness, had power to make her feel scraped, hurt in her spine; gave her physical pain, and made all pleasure in beauty, in friendship, in being well, in being loved and making her home delightful rock, quiver, and bend as if indeed there were a monster grubbing at the roots, as if the whole panoply of content were nothing but self love! this hatred!

to be in a /in an awkward/ scrape

to get into a scrape

Take care of yourself, and keep out of scrapes.

to make her feel scraped = to make her feel not cozy/in embarrassed circumstances

Thanks for your efforts.

Regards,

V.
 

Tdol

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I think it's worse than that- maybe like we could say 'feel hurt/bruised' today.
 
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