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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(4) " Use a comb to make sure you have combed back each and every hair - this look should be perfectly scraped away from the face."
"I've got to get some bone scraped away from the hip joint.
"It's already about 20 years old and hasn't stopped growing yet." "Its common name comes from the fact that wax was scraped away from the leaves to make candles."