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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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Cut them back to their point of origin, even if this means scraping back the soil to expose the base.
But Peslier has been scraping back his rival's lead and, two days ago at Compiegne, he took advantage of Boeuf's trip to Newmarket and landed a double to equal his rival's tally of 72.
SUPERCAR prize firm Best of the Best hopes to step up a gear after scraping back into profit.
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