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Definition of the verb scrape along
What does scrape along mean as a doing phrase?
- manage one's existence barely
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of scrape along: rub along / scrape by / scratch along / squeak by / squeeze by
- more generic terms: contend / cope / deal / get by / grapple / make do / make out / manage = succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
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by Martin Manser
scrape along (on) ...
scrape along vi to manage to live in spite of difficulties: We don't have much money but we scrape along somehow.
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
To scrape along. To get along in the world with difficulty, finding it hard to " make both ends meet." To scrape an acquaintance with. To get on terms of familiarity with by currying favour and by methods of insinuation. The Gentleman's Magazine ...
To which is Added a Selection of Colloquial Sentences by William Williams
Scrape along the surface, ». Harakuku. Scrape flax, v.
A Dictionary of the New-Zealand Language, and a Concise Grammar; to which are Add. a Selection of Colloquial Sentences. 1. Ed (1844)
by William Williams
To scrape along the surface.
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