scrape along

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scrape along manage one's existence barely "I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary"
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Usage

In literature:

Then the submarine went scraping along, hitting the conning tower every now and then.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
I could hear Fee's chair scraping the floor as he hitched himself along toward us.
"We Ten" by Lyda Farrington Krausé
But I'm pretty rugged yet, and I guess I can manage to scrape along.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
It was intensely dark beneath the trees, and Paul could feel light boughs and sometimes heavy branches scrape along his shoulders.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
There were dark, irregular blotches here and there along the rocks, and on these he scraped a hiding film of dust.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
You boys have been having your own way right along, and you have done nothing but run into scrape after scrape.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
It is all along of you that I am in this scrape.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
She was seeking wildly along the wall now, her hands rasped and bleeding with scraping against the rough surface.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Something scraped along our side.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Scrape the other wire along the rough file.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
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In news:

Dip half of each cookie into the melted chips, scraping along edge of pot or bowl to remove excess coating.
Scrapes and gouge marks show the glider 's path along US 41A.
Scrape out the seeds and pulp along with some of the flesh from sides to allow room for the filling.
At American Landscaping, along C st in South Anchorage, crews "roll" the surface of their pile every day or so, scraping off a top layer of gravel, which can insulate the snow, slowing its melt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bond yields are scraping along at record lows, but investors keep buying them, valuing the modest, fixed returns they pay over the bigger potential profits offered by stocks.
Bond yields are scraping along at record lows, but investors keep buying them, valuing the modest, fixed returns they pay over the bigger potential profits offered by stocks.
It ran straight into 11-year-old Samantha Irons, who was hit so hard she suffered a concussion, along with bruises and scrapes.
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