Definitions for scratch

Definitions for (noun) scratch

Main entry: mark, scar, scrape, scratch

Definition: an indication of damage

Main entry: scratch

Definition: (golf) a handicap of zero strokes

Usage: a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course

Main entry: cacography, scratch, scrawl, scribble

Definition: poor handwriting

Main entry: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching

Definition: a harsh noise made by scraping

Usage: the scrape of violin bows distracted her

Main entry: scratch, chicken feed

Definition: dry mash for poultry

Main entry: start, starting line, scratch, scratch line

Definition: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

Main entry: scratch

Definition: a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

Main entry: sugar, dinero, dough, gelt, boodle, bread, clams, cabbage, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, kale, simoleons, shekels, scratch, moolah, pelf, wampum

Definition: informal terms for money

Main entry: dent, prick, incision, slit, scratch

Definition: a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Main entry: abrasion, scrape, scratch, excoriation

Definition: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Definitions for (verb) scratch

Main entry: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Main entry: scrape, scratch, scratch up

Definition: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

Main entry: scratch, grave, inscribe, engrave

Definition: 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

Main entry: come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch

Definition: gather (money or other resources) together over time

Usage: She had scraped together enough money for college; they scratched a meager living

Main entry: scratch, strike, excise, expunge

Definition: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Usage: Please strike this remark from the record; scratch that remark

Main entry: rub, scratch, itch

Definition: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

Usage: Don't scratch your insect bites!

Main entry: call off, cancel, scratch, scrub

Definition: 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

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