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What is another word for scratching?

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Adjective
Related to, producing, or caused by, scraping, scratching or abrasion
“Most plastics also have a decided vulnerability to the scratching effects of dirt, dust or sand.”
Noun
A harsh or grating noise, or an act that causes this
Noun
The process of scraping or wearing something away
Noun
A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
Noun
Writing with a pen or pencil
Noun
An uncomfortable sensation on the skin that causes a desire to scratch
Verb
Present participle for to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
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“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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Present participle for to scrape or wear away by friction
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“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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Present participle for to tear or dig with the nails or claws
“The bizarre walking brain was making a feeble attempt to scratch at him with its claws but with no effect on the heavy armor.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to draw or scribble (something), especially aimlessly
“I plan to scratch up some notes and update the documents with them soon.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
Verb
Present participle for to bring or come to an end, typically in an abrupt fashion
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Present participle for to abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
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Present participle for withdraw
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Present participle for slam
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Present participle for to make rough or coarse
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Present participle for to cause pain or injury to
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Present participle for to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
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Present participle for make legally null and void
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Present participle for to obtain with difficulty or effort, especially one's livelihood
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Present participle for to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
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Present participle for to be the site of or cause an itch
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Present participle for to stroke or touch, especially in a manner that causes laughter and twitching
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