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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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scraping together enough money to sustain their large family, but not enough to even afford a car.
Rovers had too many guns blazing for Bisc in a 5-1 win that takes into second place while Overide Five were given a scare by lowly FC Hammer before scraping together a 3-2 triumph.
They were spotted in a taxi in Water Street scraping together 5p and 2p pieces to pay their pounds 3 taxi fare from the town hall.