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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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But, now that I've significantly cut down on pressure and increased the number of mature bucks, I've noticed that bucks will frequent scrapes along field edges during the first hour of legal shooting time during the early bow season.
With her camp mate Jeff, she tries to make it big in London, landing in embarrassing scrapes along the way.
After a lengthy stewards' inquiry she kept the race, but sustained a few scratches and scrapes along the way.
The model features an airbag under the front wheels that deploys and acts as an anchor as it scrapes along the road, shortening stopping distances dramatically.
The low-slung front end is dominated by a powerful spoiler that almost scrapes along the ground.
Today HIV-positive Berkowitz scrapes along on disability benefits--albeit barely past 50, seemingly robust, full of opinions about current health policies, AIDS treatment and related activism.