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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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You can see where the horsebox has definitely scraped along the side of a lorry.
The tractor-trailer then scraped along the guard rail for 50 yards hitting three more vehicles: a 1998 Chevrolet van driven by Kenneth Johnson, 33, of Valencia, a 1989 Plymouth driven by Susan Fix, 50, of Agua Dulce and a big rig driven by Salvadore Montesdeoca, 41, of Sylmar.
Worst of all, chins scraped along the turf and few players came out with credit.
The lorry scraped along the cladding of the westbound carriageway's tunnel wall.
Witnesses said the taxi slowly drifted off the road and mounted the high kerb at a bus stop, causing sparks to come from the exhaust as it scraped along.
The pilot ejected while the Harrier scraped along the runway at 80mph and burst into flames.
Pearson finally lost control on the Coast Road at Wallsend as he overtook a car, struck and mounted the central reservation kerb and scraped along the crash barrier.
I saw the windscreen shatter under the impact and the tanker scraped along the ground for several feet.
The right-hand landing gear broke away and damaged the plane, and the right engine and wing tip scraped along the ground before the pilot struggled to lift off again and fly on -leaving the wheel behind.
The German tour bus,en route to Paris, scraped along a concrete road divider at the Belgian-French border and burst into flames early on Saturday.
The face of the victim was scraped along the tarmac - tearing off the right ear, tearing the facial nerve which has led to permanent disability and exposing the facial bone.