- An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
- A depression scratched or carved into a surface.
- Informal terms for money.
- A competitor who has withdrawn from competition.
- A line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game.
- Dry mash for poultry.
- synonyms: chicken feed
- A harsh noise made by scraping.
- usage: "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
- Poor handwriting.
- Golf) a handicap of zero strokes. (
- usage: "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"
- An indication of damage.
- Cause friction.
- usage: "my sweater scratches"
- Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.
- Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching.
- usage: "Don't scratch your insect bites"
- Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled.
- usage: "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting-the chair is ill"
- Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.
- usage: "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
- Gather (money or other resources) together over time.
- usage: "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"
- Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.
- usage: "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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