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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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When the stand grabbed the light, it scraped along the ground for several feet and began bending at the base.
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.
Karen Mullen, prosecuting, said the yellow council van was travelling at 15mph and whenever it was approached by an oncoming vehicle, it over compensated and pulled so far into the near side it scraped along the hedge and the van was travelling on the grass verge.
The family scraped along by eating ramen noodles, buying clothes at thrift stores, showering at a local truck stop, and sleeping in parking lots.
Perhaps they resulted from the oscillation of water in a large crack or fissure in the iceberg, or maybe B-15B scraped along the ocean bottom or against an undersea mountain as it drifted northwest.
Martin, aged 20,suffered horrific injuries when his hand scraped along the road with the car on top.
As the bus scraped along the highway, the patients fell down on the open windows that were scraping along the highway and it just took off their skin and limbs and joints.'
"You can see where the horsebox has definitely scraped along the side of a lorry.
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.