[ US /ˈskɹætʃɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /skɹˈæt‍ʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. a harsh noise made by scraping
    the scrape of violin bows distracted her
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How To Use scratching In A Sentence

  • 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 mutual back-scratching by which executive pay is currently set is ridiculous, and is an immense waste of the resources of public companies that ridiculously over-pay the back-scratchers .. 'Say on pay' moves full speed ahead
  • It seemed that every bar, no matter how tiny, had wedged a trio of musicians into a corner - one singing, one playing guitar and another scratching out a raspy beat on the guiro, a hollow gourd played with a stick.
  • It's almost hypnotic—the scratching of the pencil on the page.
  • When journalists were scratching for stories, the Greens’ drug policy was all but a godsend.
  • The book devotes 30 pages to cucurbits, from giant pumpkins through marrows, zucchinis and cucumbers to back-scratching loofahs.
  • In fact, there is more scratching on this CD than on any I have heard in recent years.
  • And I'll bet he doesn't sit around in an undershirt, scratching himself. MR STARLIGHT
  • The editor of the local paper says he's really scratching around for stories this week.
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