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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 it's fair to say we haven't fared too well in recent years, scraping along the bottom of the leader board with Javine Hylton, Scooch, Andy Abraham, Daz Sampson and Liverpool's Jemini, who are still the only UK entry to be awarded nul points.
Some residents reported hearing the digger scraping along the road and then minutes later heard the police helicopter.
I was unconscious and was hanging upside down on my seat belt and my face was scraping along the ground.
He said: "We were just standing outside the Chinese takeaway and we heard a bang and then saw the car scraping along.
Figures from CMBOR, supported by Barclays Private Equity and based at Nottingham University Business School, reveal the Midlands had one of the rockiest rides in recent years - with the deals recorded in the first quarter scraping along the bottom at around pounds 100m before soaring in the third quarter to nearly pounds 1.
MTA bus driver Lorena Romero, 31, said she heard a screeching sound to her left and saw a speeding SUV scraping along her bus' left side, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Example of Insomnia at 100 km/h": My commentary becomes too precise: / The driver who muttered, car flipping over and scraping along thirty feet of cement, / "That's it for me.
The aircraft reportedly attempted to land in heavy fog in Samara, Russia and landed short of the runway, scraping along the landing strip and finally overturning.