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Overview of noun scratching

The noun scratching has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching

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


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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