scrape

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scrape

A slang expression for a property with improvements that should be bulldozed because they detract from the value of the land.Example: “That old shopping center is a scrape.”

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The scooter rider was uninjured, fortunately, and the car had a scrape along the front wing.
Use a peeler to scrape along the remaining milk chocolate to make curls and sprinkle them over the cream.
IN his letter (Viewpoints, December 29), Mr JC Bird comments on the increase in salary being sought by Byron Davies, chief executive of Cardiff Council, and suggests that if he cannot scrape along on the pounds 184,000 per annum he is already being paid he should consider joining the ranks of the unemployed.