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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyscrape by
he/she/itscrapes by
present participlescraping by
past tensescraped by
past participlescraped by

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  1. to have enough money to pay for the things that you really need in order to live, but no more

    She just manages to scrape by on her teacher’s salary.

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the situation of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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