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English noun: scratch

1. scratch (state) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off


Synonymsabrasion, excoriation, scrape


Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound


Narrower (hyponym)graze, rope burn

2. scratch (shape) a depression scratched or carved into a surface


Synonymsdent, incision, prick, slit


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint


Narrower (hyponym)score, scotch

3. scratch (possession) informal terms for money


Synonymsboodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum


Broader (hypernym)money

4. scratch (person) a competitor who has withdrawn from competition


Broader (hypernym)challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival

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


Synonymsscratch line, start, starting line


Broader (hypernym)line

6. scratch (food) dry mash for poultry


Synonymschicken feed


Broader (hypernym)mash

7. scratch (event) a harsh noise made by scraping


SamplesThe scrape of violin bows distracted her.


Synonymsscrape, scraping, scratching


Broader (hypernym)noise

8. scratch (communication) poor handwriting


Synonymscacography, scrawl, scribble


Broader (hypernym)hand, handwriting, script


Narrower (hyponym)chicken scratch, squiggle

9. scratch (attribute) (golf) a handicap of zero strokes


SamplesA golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course.


Broader (hypernym)handicap


Domain categorygolf, golf game

10. scratch (attribute) an indication of damage


Synonymsmark, scar, scrape


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


English verb: scratch

1. scratch (contact) cause friction


SamplesMy sweater scratches.


Synonymschafe, fray, fret, rub


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

2. scratch (contact) cut the surface of; wear away the surface of


Synonymsscrape, scratch up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)incise


Narrower (hyponym)claw, scuff

3. scratch (perception) scrape or rub as if to relieve itching


SamplesDon't scratch your insect bites!.


Synonymsitch, rub


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)irritate

4. scratch (social) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled


SamplesCall off the engagement.
Cancel the dinner party.
We had to scrub our vacation plans.
Scratch that meeting--the chair is ill.


Synonymscall off, cancel, scrub


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Entailschedule

5. scratch (contact) remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line


SamplesPlease strike this remark from the record.
Scratch that remark.


Synonymsexcise, expunge, strike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cancel, delete

6. scratch (contact) gather (money or other resources) together over time


SamplesShe had scraped together enough money for college.
They scratched a meager living.


Synonymscome up, scrape, scrape up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Narrower (hyponym)nickel-and-dime

7. scratch (contact) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface


SamplesEngrave a pen.
Engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's.
The lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree.


Synonymsengrave, grave, inscribe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve, chip at


Narrower (hyponym)character


Verb groupengrave, etch









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