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  1. 1
    to rub a sharp edge or tool against a surface

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of scrape

    1. a.
      to remove something by pulling a hard tool across the surface it is on

      Synonyms or related words for this sense of scrape

    2. b.


hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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