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scratch

scratch

 
 
pronunciation:
skraech
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
from scratch
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part of speech: verb
inflections: scratched, scratches, scratching
definition 1: to scrape or damage with something sharp.
Carol scratched her eye when she broke her glasses.
synonyms:
scrape
similar words:
carve, cut, etch, furrow, gouge, graze, groove, man, mark, nick, score, scuff, skin, slash, slice
definition 2: to relieve an itch by scraping or digging at with the nails or claws.
I scratched the mosquito bite on my arm.
similar words:
claw, gouge, rub, scrape, slash
definition 3: to strike out by drawing a line through or writing over (often followed by "out").
I scratched out my name from the list.
synonyms:
cross out, delete
similar words:
cancel, cut, edit out, erase, omit, rub out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark or slight injury caused by rubbing against something sharp.
I have scratches on my arm from playing with the cat.
synonyms:
graze, nick, scrape
definition 2: the act or process of scratching.
I just have to give this itch a scratch.
synonyms:
scrape
definition 3: a scraping or grating sound.
The dog made scratches at the door to go out.
synonyms:
rasp, scrape
similar words:
creak
phrase: from scratch
derivation: scratcher (n.)
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