What is the
difference between Scrap and Scrape?
What is the difference between Scrap and Scrape? :
He buys and sells scraps of paper, cloths and so on.
Only a few scraps of news about the disaster have emerged.
He got into a scrap with two strangers.
She had a scrap with her mother.
) Small amount of money / something
There is not a scrap of truth in her claim.
(When the word SCRAP is used in this sense, it is used in negative sense.)
) Items of left-over food
Give the scraps to the beggar.
(When the word SCRAP is used in this sense, it is used in plural form SCRAPS.)
) Throw away
He scraped an old car.
Lack of cash forced us to scrap the plans for a new house.
He scrapped with two strangers.
She had scrapped with her mother.
He was always scrapping at school.
) Make clean, level or smooth by drawing a sharp tool or something rough across a surface etc…
The maid scraped the floor with a small brush.
He scraped the walls clean.
) Act or sound of scraping
Did you hear the clink and scrape of knives and forks?
) Awkward situation caused by foolish behavior or by not thinking carefully
She is always getting into scrapes.
Do not expect me to get you out of your scrapes.
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