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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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Booming sales of the long-legged versions helped New Look scrape back into the black last year.
Chances are the economy may scrape back into growth in the first quarter of 2011.
Blast hair completely dry before using a toothed-Alice band to scrape back as tightly as the blast dry will allow.