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Scratch

Scratch

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noun


(1)   An indication of damage
(2)   Poor handwriting
(3)   A harsh noise made by scraping
"The scrape of violin bows distracted her"
(4)   Dry mash for poultry
(5)   Informal terms for money
(6)   A depression scratched or carved into a surface
(7)   An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

verb


(8)   Cause friction
"My sweater scratches"
(9)   Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
(10)   Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
"Engrave a pen"
"Engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
"The lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
(11)   Gather (money or other resources) together over time
"She had scraped together enough money for college"
"They scratched a meager living"
(12)   Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
"Please strike this remark from the record"
"Scratch that remark"
(13)   Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
"Don't scratch your insect bites!"
(14)   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--the chair is ill"