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scratch

scratch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scratch

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(noun) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
Synonyms : abrasion , excoriation , scrape

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(noun) a depression scratched or carved into a surface
Synonyms : dent , incision , prick , slit

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(noun) informal terms for money
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(noun) a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
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(noun) a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
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(noun) dry mash for poultry
Synonyms : chicken feed

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(noun) a harsh noise made by scraping
Synonyms : scrape , scraping , scratching
Example Sentence
  • the scrape of violin bows distracted her

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(noun) poor handwriting
Synonyms : cacography , scrawl , scribble

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(noun) (golf) a handicap of zero strokes
Example Sentence
  • a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course

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(noun) an indication of damage
Synonyms : mark , scar , scrape

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(verb) cause friction
Synonyms : chafe , fray , fret , rub
Example Sentence
  • my sweater scratches

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(verb) cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
Synonyms : scrape , scratch up

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(verb) scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Synonyms : itch , rub
Example Sentence
  • Don't scratch your insect bites!

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(verb) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
Synonyms : call off , cancel , scrub
Example Sentence
  • Call off the engagement
  • cancel the dinner party
  • we had to scrub our vacation plans
  • scratch that meeting--the chair is ill

Definition
(verb) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
Synonyms : excise , expunge , strike
Example Sentence
  • Please strike this remark from the record
  • scratch that remark

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(verb) gather (money or other resources) together over time
Synonyms : come up , scrape , scrape up
Example Sentence
  • She had scraped together enough money for college
  • they scratched a meager living

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(verb) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
Synonyms : engrave , grave , inscribe
Example Sentence
  • engrave a pen
  • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
  • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

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