scrape through


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Related to scrape through: look after, clear out, fall back on, give up on, get up to, starting off

scrape through

 (something)
1. Lit. to move through something, scraping or rubbing the sides. The car, going at a very high speed, scraped through the tunnel. It just managed to scrape through.
2. Fig. to get by something just barely; to pass a test just barely. Alice passed the test, but she just scraped through it. I just scraped through my calculus test.
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scrape through

v.
To succeed just barely in getting through something: I didn't get a chance to study, and I barely scraped through the final exam.
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