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To make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
“He has to wear tights on his legs and long sleeves on his arms on a hot Missouri day so he doesn't scratch himself.”
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To scrape or wear away by friction
“I washed my car with the rough side of a Scotch-Brite scrub. I didn't realize it would scratch my car so badly!”
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To tear or dig with the nails or claws
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“The bizarre walking brain was making a feeble attempt to scratch at him with its claws but with no effect on the heavy armor.”
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To cancel or strike out (writing) with a pen or pencil
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“He decided to scratched the notes he had made and began to write new ones.”
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To draw or scribble (something), especially aimlessly
“I plan to scratch up some notes and update the documents with them soon.”
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To decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place
“Under substantial pressure from her fan base, DiFranco decided to scratch the event altogether.”
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To withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
“The team will scratch him from the lineup and allow him time to recover from his injury.”
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To make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with, or as if with, a gouge
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To bring or come to an end, typically in an abrupt fashion
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Scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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(of writing) To erase or strike out
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Withdraw
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Slam
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To make rough or coarse
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To give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
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Make legally null and void
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To rebuff, ignore, or spurn (someone) disdainfully
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To reach inside a receptacle and search for something
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To spoil or be the one bad feature of
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To cause (someone) amusement or pleasure
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Touch roughly
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To obtain with difficulty or effort, especially one's livelihood
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To allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
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To take the life of
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Plural for a mark made by scratching
“The sliding was stopped when a scratch was observed visually on the disk surface.”
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Plural for a slight or insignificant wound
“He sustained a scratch or two from the fall but was otherwise unharmed.”
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Plural for a harsh and grating noise or sound
“my senses were tuned into the scratch of metal in the doorjamb, and then the click as the lock was undone.”
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(slang, rare) Plural for money or currency
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“He and Bruce cooked up a script together, and Bruce flew home to raise the scratch.”
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Plural for a mark or groove made by gouging
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Plural for a style of folk and popular music from the Virgin Islands, traditionally performed by bands consisting of ukulele, banjo, guitar and washboard with various percussion instruments on rhythm
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Plural for a letter, or a literary composition in the form of a letter
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Plural for nothing or zero in amount, quantity or degree
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Plural for a number of sheets of blank paper fastened together at one edge
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Plural for the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes
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Plural for a print made from an engraved plate, block, or other surface
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Plural for an example of hurried, careless writing
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