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1. scratch

verb. ['ˈskrætʃ'] cause friction.

Synonyms

  • rub
  • fret
  • adjoin
  • contact
  • fray
  • meet
  • touch

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • discolor
  • abstain
  • inability

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Rhymes with Scratch

  • unattach
  • reattach
  • overmatch
  • mismatch
  • dispatch
  • rematch
  • detach
  • vlach
  • stach
  • snatch
  • krach
  • flach
  • drach
  • bratsch
  • brach
  • attach
  • tkach
  • thatch
  • thach
  • tatsch
  • rach
  • patch
  • matsch
  • match
  • mache
  • latsch
  • latch
  • lache
  • lach
  • kach

How do you pronounce scratch?

Pronounce scratch as skræʧ.

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Sentences with scratch


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you don't tell your guests your secret, they might even think it was made from scratch.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some dogs scratch the floor before lying down to enhance the comfort of their sleeping area.

3. Verb, base form
You don't want to scratch because that will cause pain.

Quotes about scratch


1. The cavemen, when they saw the antelopes, they had to scratch them on to the caves because they needed to express the immediacy of what they were being affected by - and I love that. That is why I do what I do. I need to express myself.
- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

2. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

3. Steel wool—it’s not just for washing dirty dishes. It also makes great underwear material. It’ll cure that itch to take on a lover by making you scratch.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. scratch

verb. ['ˈskrætʃ'] cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.

Synonyms

  • incise
  • scuff
  • claw
  • scratch up

Antonyms

  • starve
  • noncritical
  • unimportant
  • frivolous

3. scratch

noun. ['ˈskrætʃ'] an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.

Synonyms

  • lesion
  • abrasion
  • scrape
  • graze
  • excoriation
  • rope burn

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • disagree
  • unjust
  • stifle

4. scratch

verb. ['ˈskrætʃ'] scrape or rub as if to relieve itching.

Synonyms

  • rub
  • itch

Antonyms

  • clean
  • detach
  • add

5. scratch

verb. ['ˈskrætʃ'] remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • excise
  • cancel
  • delete

Antonyms

  • decode
  • hide
  • perfection
  • advantage

6. scratch

verb. ['ˈskrætʃ'] carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.

Synonyms

  • carve
  • engrave
  • chip at
  • character
  • inscribe
  • etch

Antonyms

  • uppercase
  • superscript
  • subscript
  • lowercase

7. scratch

noun. ['ˈskrætʃ'] an indication of damage.

Synonyms

  • defect
  • mar
  • blemish
  • scar
  • mark

Antonyms

  • sour
  • outgo
  • stay
  • unfurl

8. scratch

noun. ['ˈskrætʃ'] a harsh noise made by scraping.

Synonyms

  • scrape
  • scratching
  • scraping

Antonyms

  • go
  • descend
  • set
  • go off

9. scratch

noun. ['ˈskrætʃ'] poor handwriting.

Synonyms

  • scrawl
  • squiggle
  • handwriting
  • cacography
  • hand
  • chicken scratch
  • script

Antonyms

  • spread
  • give
  • undue
  • fall

10. scratch

noun. ['ˈskrætʃ'] (golf) a handicap of zero strokes.

Antonyms

  • leave
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