scrape (something) away from (something)

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scrape (something) away from (something)

To remove something from some surface with or as with the vigorous scrubbing of a rough, sharp, or hard-edged instrument. He used a putty knife to scrape the old paint away from the wall. I used my fingers to scrape all the moss away from my grandfather's tombstone.
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Immensely talented, Barkley (left) has frustrated successive Everton bosses and got into the odd scrape away from the field.
He feels a radical overhaul of the structure of the domestic game is needed if the national team are to scrape away from the bottom of the unofficial world Test rankings.
WREXHAM'S play-off hopes were dashed by Gary Bull as he helped York scrape away from the drop zone with a classy hat-trick.