scratch

phonetic symbol: / skrǽtʃ / 

scratch - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ an indication of damage
mark , scar , scrape

[ noun ]
■ (golf) a handicap of zero strokes
e.g.)
・a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course

[ noun ]
■ poor handwriting
cacography , scrawl , scribble

[ noun ]
■ a harsh noise made by scraping
scrape , scraping , scratching

[ noun ]
■ dry mash for poultry
chicken feed

[ noun ]
■ a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
scratch line , start , starting line

[ noun ]
■ a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

[ noun ]
■ informal terms for money
boodle , bread , cabbage , clams , dinero , dough , gelt , kale , lettuce , lolly , loot , lucre , moolah , pelf , shekels , simoleons , sugar , wampum

[ noun ]
■ a depression scratched or carved into a surface
dent , incision , prick , slit

[ noun ]
■ an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
abrasion , excoriation , scrape

[ verb ]
■ cause friction
e.g.)
・my sweater scratches
chafe , fray , fret , rub

[ verb ]
■ cut the surface of
■ wear away the surface of
scrape , scratch up

[ verb ]
■ carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
e.g.)
・the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
engrave , grave , inscribe

[ verb ]
■ gather (money or other resources) together over time
e.g.)
・they scratched a meager living
come up , scrape , scrape up

[ verb ]
■ remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
e.g.)
・scratch that remark
excise , expunge , strike

[ verb ]
■ scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
e.g.)
・Don't scratch your insect bites!
itch , rub

[ verb ]
■ postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
e.g.)
・scratch that meeting--the chair is ill
call off , cancel , scrub

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