Phrasal Verb 'Scrape'

We have 7 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Scrape'.

Scrape along

Meaning: Manage with little money

Example: I've been SCRAPING ALONG on temporary work since I lost my job.

Scrape by

Meaning: Just manage to pass something

Example: I thought I was going to fail, but SCRAPED BY with 51%.

Scrape in

Meaning: Just get enough to succeed, pass or be accepted

Example: The government SCRAPED IN with 51% of the votes cast.

Scrape into

Meaning: Be accepted somewhere, but only just

Example: She got mediocre grades and just SCRAPED INTO university.

Scrape through

Meaning: Pass a test but only just

Example: I did no revision and only just SCRAPED THROUGH the final exams.

Scrape together

Meaning: Manage to collect enough of something you need, usually money

Example: I had to search my flat for money to SCRAPE TOGETHER what I needed.

Scrape up

Meaning: Manage to collect enough of something you need, usually money

Example: It took me ages to SCRAPE UP the money for the tickets.