HyperDic: scratch

English > 17 senses of the word scratch:
VERBcontactscratch, rub, fray, fret, chafecause friction
contactscratch, scrape, scratch upcut the surface of
perceptionscratch, rub, itchscrape or rub as if to relieve itching
socialscratch, cancel, call off, scrubpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
contactscratch, strike, expunge, exciseremove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
contactscratch, scrape, scrape up, come upgather (money or other resources) together over time
contactscratch, engrave, grave, inscribecarve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
NOUNstatescratch, abrasion, scrape, excoriationan abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
shapescratch, incision, prick, slit, denta depression scratched or carved into a surface
possessionscratch, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampuminformal terms for money
person scratcha competitor who has withdrawn from competition
locationscratch, start, starting line, scratch linea line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game / game / game
foodscratch, chicken feeddry mash for poultry
eventscratch, scrape, scraping, scratchinga harsh noise made by scraping
communicationscratch, scribble, scrawl, cacographypoor handwriting
attributescratch(golf) a handicap of zero strokes
attributescratch, scrape, scar, markan indication of damage
scratch > pronunciation
Soundsskrae'ch
Rhymesattach ... thatch / Thatch: 16 rhymes with aech...
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
Synonymsabrasion, scrape, excoriation
NarrowergrazeA superficial abrasion
rope burnabrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope
Broaderwound, lesionAn injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
Spanishabrasión, arañazo, rasgadura, rasguño, raspadura, roce
Catalanabrasió, esgarrapada, esgarrinxada, rascada
Adjectivesscratchycausing abrasion
Verbsscratchcut the surface of
scratchcause friction
scratchscrape or rub as if to relieve itching
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA depression scratched or carved into a surface.
Synonymsincision, prick, slit, dent
Narrowerscore, scotchA slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Broaderdepression, impression, imprintA concavity in a surface produced by pressing
Spanisharañazo, incisión, mella, muesca
Catalanincissió, rascada
Verbsscratchcut the surface of
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 3, possession
Meaninginformal terms for money.
Synonymsboodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
BroadermoneyThe most common medium of exchange
Spanishcuartos, cucas, dinero, guita, kale, lana, lucro, mosca, parné, pasta, pelas, simoleons
Catalancalés, cuques, kale, lucre, pasta, peles, pistrincs, quartos, simoleons
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA competitor who has withdrawn from competition.
Broaderrival, challenger, competitor, competition, contenderThe contestant you hope to defeat
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game / game / game.
Synonymsstart, starting line, scratch line
BroaderlineIn games / games or sports
Spanishlínea de salida, salida
Catalanlínia de sortida, sortida
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 6, food
Meaningdry mash for poultry.
Synonymchicken feed
Broadermashmixture / mixture of ground animal feeds
Spanishpurrela
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 7, event
MeaningA harsh noise made by scraping.
Synonymsscrape, scraping, scratching
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishchirriante, chirrido, rascadura
Adjectivesscratchyunpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 8, communication
Meaningpoor handwriting.
Synonymsscribble, scrawl, cacography
Narrowerchicken scratchcramped or illegible handwriting
squiggleAn illegible scrawl
Broaderhandwriting, hand, scriptSomething written by hand
Spanishcacografía, chafarrinón, escarabajo, garabato, garabatos, garambaina, garfio, garrapato, pintarrajo
Catalanescarabat, gargot, guixada
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 9, attribute
Meaning(golf) a handicap of zero strokes.
Example"a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"
Categorygolf, golf gameA game / game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
Broaderhandicapadvantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning
English > scratch: 17 senses > noun 10, attribute
MeaningAn indication of damage.
Synonymsscrape, scar, mark
Broaderblemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
Spanisharañazo, cicatriz, marca, rascada, rasguño, raspadura, raya
Catalanarrapada, esgarrany, esgarrapada, esgarrinxada, esgratinyada
Verbsscratchcut the surface of
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause friction.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Something ----s somebody
Example"my sweater scratches"
Synonymsrub, fray, fret, chafe
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Spanishescoriar, rozar
Catalanarpar, esgarrapar, fregar-se, garfinyar, gratar, polir, rascar, ratllar, refregar-se, unglejar
Nounsscratchan abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcut the surface of; wear away the surface of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsscrape, scratch up
Narrowerclawscratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
scuffmar by scuffing
Broaderincisemake an incision / incision into by carving or cutting
See alsoscratch outstrike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out
Spanisharañar, rascar, rasguñar, raspar
Catalanarpar, esgarrapar, esgarrinxar, garfinyar, gratar, rascar, raspar, ratllar, unglejar
Nounsscratchan indication of damage
scratcha depression scratched or carved into a surface
scratchan abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
scratchera device used for scratching
scratchera workman who uses a tool for scratching
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningscrape or rub as if to relieve itching.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Don't scratch your insect bites!"
Synonymsrub, itch
Broaderirritateexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Spanishfrotar, picar, rascar, restregar
Catalanfregar-se, rascar, refregar-se
Nounsscratchan abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
scratchera person who scratches to relieve an itch
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"
Synonymscancel, call off, scrub
Entailsschedulemake a schedule / schedule
Entailed bypostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
Spanishcancelar
Catalancancel·lar
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningRemove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "scratch that remark"
Synonymsstrike, expunge, excise
Broaderdelete, cancelRemove or make invisible
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningGather (money or other resources) together over time.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "they scratched a meager living"
Synonymsscrape, scrape up, come up
Narrowernickel-and-dimeaccumulate gradually
Broaderroll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoardGet or gather together
Spanisharañar
English > scratch: 17 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningcarve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
Synonymsengrave, grave, inscribe
Narrowercharacterengrave or inscribe characters on
Broadercarve, chip atengrave / engrave / engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
Similar toengrave, etchcarve or cut a design or letters into
Spanishgrabar, inscribir
Catalangravar, inscriure

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