Hyphenation for “scrape”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “scrape”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "scrape" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “scrape” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „scrape“ ⟶ „scrape“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "scrape"

scrape >> skreɪp

Definition: [verb] drag or pull a hard or sharp implement across (a surface or object) so as to remove dirt or other matter.
Example: remove the green tops from the carrots and scrape them

Synonyms of "scrape"

rake | drag | push | brush | sweep |

Definition: [verb] rub or cause to rub by accident against a rough or hard surface, causing damage or injury.
Example: he smashed into the wall and felt his teeth scrape against the plaster

Synonyms of "scrape"

graze | scratch | abrade | scuff | rasp | skin | rub raw | cut | lacerate | bark | chafe | strip | flay | wound | excoriate |

Definition: [verb] narrowly pass by or through something.
Example: there was only just room to scrape through between the tree and the edge of the stream

Synonyms of "scrape"

Definition: [verb] copy (data) from a website using a computer program.
Example: all search engines scrape content from sites without permission and display it on their own sites

Synonyms of "scrape"

Definition: [noun] an act or sound of scraping.
Example: he heard the scrape of his mother's key in the lock

Synonyms of "scrape"

grate | grating | creak | creaking | grind | grinding | jar | jarring | rasp | rasping | scratch | scratching | rub | rubbing | squeak | squeaking | screech | screeching |

Definition: [noun] a procedure of dilatation of the cervix and curettage of the uterus.

Synonyms of "scrape"

Definition: [noun] an embarrassing or difficult predicament caused by one's own unwise behaviour.
Example: he'd been in worse scrapes than this before now

Synonyms of "scrape"

predicament | plight | tight corner | tight spot | ticklish/tricky situation | problem | quandary | dilemma | crisis | mess | muddle | jam | fix | stew | bind | hole | hot water | a pretty/fine kettle of fish | spot of bother | trouble | difficulty | straits | dire/desperate straits | distress |

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