Dictionary Results for scratching


1. scratching - noun

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

Synonym(s): scrape, scraping, scratch

Hypernym(s): noise




2. scratch - verb

· cause friction; "my sweater scratches"

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

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




3. scratch - verb

· cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

Synonym(s): scrape, scratch_up

Hypernym(s): incise




4. scratch - verb

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

Synonym(s): rub, itch

Hypernym(s): irritate




5. 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




6. 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




7. 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




8. 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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