Dictionary Results for scratch


1. scratch - noun

· an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Synonym(s): abrasion, scrape, excoriation

Hypernym(s): wound, lesion




2. scratch - noun

· a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Synonym(s): incision, prick, slit, dent

Hypernym(s): depression, impression, imprint




3. scratch - noun

· informal terms for money

Synonym(s): boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum

Hypernym(s): money




4. scratch - noun

· a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

Hypernym(s): rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender




5. scratch - noun

· a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

Synonym(s): start, starting_line, scratch_line

Hypernym(s): line




6. scratch - noun

· dry mash for poultry

Synonym(s): chicken_feed

Hypernym(s): mash




7. scratch - noun

· a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

Synonym(s): scrape, scraping, scratching

Hypernym(s): noise




8. scratch - noun

· poor handwriting

Synonym(s): scribble, scrawl, cacography

Hypernym(s): handwriting, hand, script




9. scratch - noun

· (golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"

Hypernym(s): handicap




10. scratch - noun

· an indication of damage

Synonym(s): scrape, scar, mark

Hypernym(s): blemish, defect, mar




11. scratch - verb

· cause friction; "my sweater scratches"

Synonym(s): rub, fray, fret, chafe

Hypernym(s): touch, adjoin, meet, contact




12. scratch - verb

· cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

Synonym(s): scrape, scratch_up

Hypernym(s): incise




13. scratch - verb

· scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

Synonym(s): rub, itch

Hypernym(s): irritate




14. scratch - verb

· postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

Synonym(s): cancel, call_off, scrub




15. scratch - verb

· remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

Synonym(s): strike, expunge, excise

Hypernym(s): delete, cancel




16. scratch - verb

· gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"

Synonym(s): scrape, scrape_up, come_up

Hypernym(s): roll_up, collect, accumulate, pile_up, amass, compile, hoard




17. scratch - verb

· carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"

Synonym(s): engrave, grave, inscribe

Hypernym(s): carve, chip_at





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