Textual thesaurus for "scratch"

(noun) mark, scar, scrape

an indication of damage

(noun) cacography, scrawl, scribble

poor handwriting

(noun) scrape, scraping, scratching

a harsh noise made by scraping

the scrape of violin bows distracted her

(noun) chicken feed

dry mash for poultry

(noun) start, starting line, scratch line

a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

(noun) sugar, dinero, dough, gelt, boodle, bread, clams, cabbage, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, kale, simoleons, shekels, moolah, pelf, wampum

informal terms for money

(noun) dent, prick, incision, slit

a depression scratched or carved into a surface

(noun) abrasion, scrape, excoriation

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

(verb) rub, chafe, fret, fray

cause friction

my sweater scratches

(verb) scrape, scratch up

cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

(verb) grave, inscribe, engrave

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

(verb) come up, scrape, scrape up

gather (money or other resources) together over time

She had scraped together enough money for college; they scratched a meager living

(verb) strike, excise, expunge

remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Please strike this remark from the record; scratch that remark

(verb) rub, itch

scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

Don't scratch your insect bites!

(verb) call off, cancel, 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