Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scratch

10 senses of scratch

Sense 1
abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation -- (an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off)
       => wound, lesion -- (an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin))

Sense 2
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent -- (a depression scratched or carved into a surface)
       => depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

Sense 3
boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum -- (informal terms for money)
       => money -- (the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us")

Sense 4
scratch -- (a competitor who has withdrawn from competition)
       => rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender -- (the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing")

Sense 5
start, starting line, scratch, scratch line -- (a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game)
       => line -- (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

Sense 6
chicken feed, scratch -- (dry mash for poultry)
       => mash -- (mixture of ground animal feeds)

Sense 7
scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching -- (a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 8
scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography -- (poor handwriting)
       => handwriting, hand, script -- (something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible")

Sense 9
scratch -- ((golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course")
       => handicap -- (advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning)

Sense 10
scratch, scrape, scar, mark -- (an indication of damage)
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scratch

7 senses of scratch

Sense 1
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch -- (cause friction; "my sweater scratches")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 2
scratch, scrape, scratch up -- (cut the surface of; wear away the surface of)
       => incise -- (make an incision into by carving or cutting)
          Phrasal Verb-> scratch out#1

Sense 3
rub, scratch, itch -- (scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!")
       => irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")

Sense 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--the chair is ill")

Sense 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")
       => delete, cancel -- (remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list")

Sense 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")
       => roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard -- (get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune")

Sense 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")
       => carve, chip at -- (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark")

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