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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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Using your thumbnail or a coin, scrape back a small piece of the bark.
Synopsis: In "World After", the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.
From smaller businesses and family-run firms that have gone bust, to large high-street stores in administration, Steve and his team do deals with those desperate to scrape back some money from their bankrupt or excess stock.