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Overview of noun scratch

The noun scratch has 10 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation

(an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off)

2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent

(a depression scratched or carved into a surface)

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

(informal terms for money)

4. scratch

(a competitor who has withdrawn from competition)

5. start, starting line, scratch, scratch line

(a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game)

6. chicken feed, scratch

(dry mash for poultry)

7. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching

(a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her")

8. scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography

(poor handwriting)

9. scratch

((golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course")

10. scratch, scrape, scar, mark

(an indication of damage)


Overview of verb scratch

The verb scratch has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch

(cause friction; "my sweater scratches")

2. (8) scratch, scrape, scratch up

(cut the surface of; wear away the surface of)

3. (1) rub, scratch, itch

(scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!")

4. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub

(postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting

5. strike, scratch, expunge, excise

(remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark")

6. scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up

(gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living")

7. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe

(carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "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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