scrape off

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Related to scrape off: come off, come to terms, put on hold, in line with, overstay my welcome

scrape something off (of) someone or something

 and scrape something off
to rub or stroke something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I sat down and scraped the caked mud off of me. It was everywhere! Jake scraped off the rust.
See also: off, scrape
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Try monitoring first: scrape off the lumps and paint an area.
A Depending on the type of wallpaper, you'll need to pull or scrape off the top layer, or if it doesn't come away easily, score the paper.
The longer carbon sits, the harder it is to scrape off.
The light makes you seem strong enough to scrape off the darkness as though we had a shard and the night were skin.
THE North East has shown itself to be found wanting, yet again, with snowfall levels mirroring that of a Siberian winter and roads choked with cars, many of whose owners were too lazy to scrape off last night's snow.
Then scrape off the adhesive with a razor-blade scraper (sold at paint stores) or single-edge razor.
Couldn't they just have asked one of the cabin crew to scrape off five layers of her/his make-up?
Deer try to scrape off this itchy layer by rubbing their antlers against trees and shrubs--or even volleyball net poles The tangled net will fall off along with the deer's antlers sometime in February
Candle wax: Chill wax with an ice cube, scrape off with edge of dull butter knife.
remove it, scrape off as much residue with a wire brush as you can, and brush on the new mastic sealant at all duct joints, sealing up all holes.
Until the 1970s, pipecoverers insulated heating and hot water pipes with asbestos, the stuff that guys in moonsuits will now scrape off your basement pipes for a fat fee.
So who's really really hot, and who's the stuff you scrape off your plates after Thanksgiving dinner?
To do that, scientists run swabs over damaged paintings and manuscripts or, when permitted, snip or scrape off small pieces for analysis.
At the right moment, 1 will scrape off the stagger screen and look for a pass from 3 for a possible 3-point shot.
Despite all the sappy accretions that one longs to scrape off the tale with a blunt knife, Peter Pan retains a near mythological power because of the truth at its heart.