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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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If we can scrape together the air fare (hands are down the back of the couch as we speak) then we'll be there.
5 : to get with difficulty and a little at a time <She's trying to scrape together money.
Southgate is on a very tight budget at the Riverside but is attempting to scrape together the cash to fund a bid for Traore.
If you can scrape together enough money for a deposit on a house (average price now in excess of pounds 200,000), the rising cost of living means your wage is completely absorbed paying for your mortgage and fuel bills etc.
After working a lifetime, the lucky ones who can scrape together enough money for a holiday should not be begrudged.
It wasn't Hollywood that finally barred the door to Arbuckle -- friends like Buster Keaton helped him scrape together directing gigs under a pseudonym; his audience left him.
But even with extras, fans will be hard-pressed to scrape together a worthwhile full-length disc.
Amy Sullivan's article manages to scrape together all of the available examples of Democratic non-malfeasance to paint a portrait of impending pertinence.
For most of the year, sugar farmers here scrape together a living farming beef cattle and sheep, practicing carpentry or other trades.
They scrape together their meagre savings, leave home, and go to London to buy a tram.
One wonders, of course, how a youngish dealer with the wherewithal to scrape together the fair's substantial exhibitor's fee and travel her "undiscovered" talent to London would not have seen it coming.
Scrape together $30, and go to memorymakerbracelet.