What is the meaning of scratch?



  • 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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). scratch. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/scratch/definitions/1210126
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HarvardWordNet 2010, scratch, Smart Define, viewed 19 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/scratch/definitions/1210126>.
MLAWordNet. "scratch" 23 October 2010. Web. 19 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/scratch/definitions/1210126>
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