1 : a mark or injury that is caused by something rubbing against something else
There's a scrape on the fender that wasn't there yesterday.
I got a scrape on my knee when I fell.
We survived the accident with a few minor bumps and scrapes.
2 informal : a bad, dangerous, or unpleasant situation
She got into a few scrapes with the police/law when she was younger.
3 : a harsh and usually unpleasant sound that is made when something rubs against a hard surface
the scrape of fingernails on a blackboard