scrap1, n. 1. Informal, contention, contest, altercation, conflict; clash; row, Sl. blowup, Law. chance-medley, dustup, Sl. rhubarb, fracas, fray; brouhaha, brawl, rumpus, Inf. ruckus, tussle; donnybrook, Inf. set-to; disagreement, squabble, spat, tiff, Brit. Dial. fratch; Inf run-in, Inf. hassle, Inf. barney, scrape. -v. 2. Informal, fight, clash, brawl, be at each other's throats; broil, fight, scuffle, conflict, war; come to blows, grapple, scrimmage; have at it, Inf. lace into each other, Inf. sail into each other, quarrel, squabble, have an altercation; argue, disagree, dispute, spar, have words, Inf. pick a crow; fall out, Inf engage in a shouting match, spat, tiff, quibble, wrangle; differ, contend, make something of it. scrape, v. 1. grate, rasp, file, scrape off; strip, decorticate, peel, skin, bark, husk, shuck, excoriate; grind, whet, sand, sandpaper, pumice; abrade, rub off, chafe, graze, scour, scrub; smooth, polish, burnish, buff.
2. scratch, scuff, mar, scar, Scot. scart, deface, disfigure, flaw; damage, impair, injure, harm, spoil, ruin; engrave, mark, print, imprint, impress, trace, draw.
3. Usu. scrape up or together glean, gather, get or bring together, rake or take in, garner; acquire, obtain, collect, assemble, muster, marshal; amass, aggregate, agglomerate, accumulate, cumulate, compile; stack, heap or pile up, lump together, Inf. stash.
4. grate, rasp, grit, gride, clank, jangle; screech, creak, screak, shrill, stridulate, sound off key, jar, clash, set one's teeth on edge; squawk, caw, croak, bray; scratch, crunch, scrunch.
5. bow, salaam, curtsy, genuflect; kowtow, kiss the hem or feet, grovel, bow and scrape.
6. get by, barely manage; economize, be frugal or thrifty, husband, conserve, Archaic, manage. -n. 7. grate, grating, rasp, rasping, filing, grinding, whetting, sanding, sandpapering, pumicing; stripping, decortication, decorticating, peeling, skinning, excoriation, excoriating; abrasion, abrading, chafe, chafing, graze, grazing, scour, scouring, scrub, scrubbing; polishing, smoothing, burnishing, buffing.
8. bow, salaam, obeisance, curtsy, genuflection, kowtow, groveling, bowing and scraping.
9. gritting, gride, griding, clank, clanking, jangle, jangling; screech, screeching, creak, creaking, screak, screaking, shrilling, stridulation, stridulating; sounding off key, jarring, clash, clashing; squawk, squawking, caw, cawing, croak, croaking, braying; scratch, scratching, crunch, crunching, scrunch, scrunching.
10. abrasion, rub, scuff, graze, scratch, sore. 11. predicament, imbroglio, position, situation, circumstance; dilemma, quandary, entanglement, trouble, difficulty, kettle of fish; plight, fix, pinch, strait, tough or tight spot, pickle, stew, mess, muddle. 12. collision, clash, argument, quarrel, embroilment, altercation, squabble, wrangle, brawl, fight, strife; dispute, conflict, contention, controversy, debate; friction, dissension, disagreement, contrariety, difference of opinion. scratch, v. 1. abrade, skin, bark, scrape, graze; scarify, gash, incise, score, slit; lacerate, cut, claw; mark, scuff.
2. rub, chafe, file; poke at, dig, tear at.
3. rasp, grate, gride, grit, stridulate, screak.
4. erase, rub out, cross out, x out, strike out, Print. dele, delete; expunge, excise, eradicate, eliminate, exclude, blot out, obliterate.
5. manage, get along, eke, make do, survive. -n. 6. abrasion, scrape, scuff; laceration, cut, incision, gash, puncture, wound; line, mark, striation, scar.
7. scrawl. See scrawl (def. 2).
8. up to scratch adequate, satisfactory, competent,
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.