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scrape out

1. To remove something from inside of something else with or as with the vigorous scrubbing of a rough, sharp, or hard-edged instrument. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrape" and "out." I used a spatula to scrape out the last bit of sauce from the pan. You'll need a special tool to scrape the rust out of the socket.
2. To empty something of some substance with or as with the vigorous scrubbing of a rough, sharp, or hard-edged instrument. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrape" and "out." I scraped the jar out with a teaspoon and set it in the sink to be washed. I took a wire brush and started scraping out the grill to get rid of all the built-up grime and char.
See also: out, scrape
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scrape something out

to empty something by scraping. Scrape the pan out. Don't leave any of that good sauce inside. Please scrape out the pan.
See also: out, scrape
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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