bescrape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- (about, around, excessively, all over) +‎ scrape.

Verb[edit]

bescrape (third-person singular simple present bescrapes, present participle bescraping, simple past and past participle bescraped)

  1. (transitive) To scrape all over; scrape excessively.
    • 1789, Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths, The Monthly review - Volume 81 - Page 218:
      I had rather hear A pedlar's kit bescrape a dancing dog.