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  Definition of scratch
  1. an indication of damage
  2. poor handwriting
  3. a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
  4. dry mash for poultry
  5. informal terms for money
  6. a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  7. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  8. cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
  9. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
  10. scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don''t scratch your insect bites!"
Similar Words: scrape, scar, mark, scribble, scrawl, cacography, scraping, scratching, chicken feed, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum, incision, prick, slit, dent, abrasion, excoriation, rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch up, itch

 

See Also: scratch out, cut out

 

Hyponyms: chicken scratch, squiggle, score, scotch, graze, rope burn, claw, scuff

 

Derivational Morphology: scar, mark, pock, pit, scrape, scratch up, grate, scribble, scrawl, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, indent, dent, slit, slice, prickle, prick, incise, chafe, excoriate, skin, rub, itch, fray, fret, abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off, abrasion, excoriation, friction, rubbing, incision, scratcher, itchiness, itching, scabies, wipe

 

Anagrams: Cathars

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: krassen  
Estonian: sügama   Finnish: raapia  
French: gratter   German: kratzen  
Hungarian: vakar   Italian: grattare  
Japanese: 引っ掻く   Korean: 긁다  
Portuguese: coçar   Russian: царапать  
Spanish: rascar   Swedish: klösa  
 
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