[ UK /skɹˈætʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹætʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹætʃ/ ]
postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
scratch that meeting--the chair is ill
we had to scrub our vacation plans
Call off the engagement
cancel the dinner party
my sweater scratches
- cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
gather (money or other resources) together over time
they scratched a meager living
She had scraped together enough money for college
carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name
engrave a pen
remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
scratch that remark
Please strike this remark from the record
scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Don't scratch your insect bites!
- an indication of damage
- poor handwriting
- an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
- dry mash for poultry
- a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
- a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
(golf) a handicap of zero strokes
a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course
a harsh noise made by scraping
the scrape of violin bows distracted her
- informal terms for money
- a depression scratched or carved into a surface
How To Use scratch In A Sentence
- One can hardly believe that this paper mill was started from scratch only a few years ago.
- Observing the affected knee may reveal dystrophic changes, alteration of skin color, calluses related to kneeling or occupational abuse of the knee, scars, scratches, or rashes.
- This was followed by a level stretch of grassy scree which leads to the crux, a steep shallow chimney, well marked by crampon scratches.
- I have also used * toothpaste* to clean the screen; if you work at it, the toothpaste abrasives will get rid of hairline scratches on the screen surface. CIS Threads #1: Interesting Threads from the TRS Model 100 Forum Messages by Phil Wheeler
- Ridiculous salaries and back-scratching seems to have been the order of the day. The Sun
- Scratching doesn't have to be confined to just hip-hop tracks.
- The grannom, and the reaction it seems to produce in fish, can prove a head-scratcher. Times, Sunday Times
- Well, I guess we can scratch that idea.
- In fact, one of the things I ask the salespeople in my classes to do is to take out their business card, scratch out whatever title is on it, and write in CEO.
- The verb garadjimbat (with transitive suffix - im and continuative aspect - bat) is from English scratch (and him and about) but means ` to dig. ' VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4