Associations to the word «Scratch»
SCRATCH, verb. To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.
SCRATCH, verb. To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.
SCRATCH, verb. To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving a scratch (noun).
SCRATCH, verb. To remove, ignore or delete.
SCRATCH, verb. (music) To produce a distinctive sound on a turntable by moving a vinyl record back and forth while manipulating the crossfader (see also scratching).
SCRATCH, verb. (billiards) To commit a foul in pool, as where the cue ball is put into a pocket or jumps off the table.
SCRATCH, verb. (billiards) (dated) (US) To score, not by skilful play but by some fortunate chance of the game.
SCRATCH, verb. To write or draw hastily or awkwardly.
SCRATCH, verb. To dig or excavate with the claws.
SCRATCH, noun. (countable) A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.
SCRATCH, noun. An act of scratching the skin to alleviate an itch or irritation.
SCRATCH, noun. (sports)
SCRATCH, noun. A starting line (originally and simply, a line scratched in the ground), as in boxing.
SCRATCH, noun. A technical error of touching or surpassing the starting mark prior to the official start signal in the sporting events of long jump, discus, hammer throw, shot put, and similar. Originally the starting mark was a scratch on the ground but is now a board or precisely indicated mark.
SCRATCH, noun. (billiards) An aberration.
SCRATCH, noun. A foul in pool, as where the cue ball is put into a pocket or jumps off the table.
SCRATCH, noun. (archaic) (US) (slang) A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke.
SCRATCH, noun. (slang) Money.
SCRATCH, noun. A feed, usually a mixture of a few common grains, given to chickens.
SCRATCH, noun. (in the plural) Minute, but tender and troublesome, excoriations, covered with scabs, upon the heels of horses which have been used where it is very wet or muddy.
SCRATCH, noun. A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.
SCRATCH, noun. (music) A genre of Virgin Islander music, better known as fungi.
SCRATCH, adjective. For or consisting of preliminary or tentative, incomplete, etc. work.
SCRATCH, adjective. Hastily assembled; put together in a hurry or from disparate elements.
SCRATCH, adjective. (computing) (from scratchpad) Relating to a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary use.
SCRATCH, adjective. Constructed from whatever materials are to hand.
SCRATCH, adjective. (sports) (of a player) Of a standard high enough to play without a handicap, i.e. to compete without the benefit of a variation in scoring based on ability.
SCRATCH, adjective. Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard.
SCRATCH AND SNIFF, adjective. Describing any of various products that are impregnated with a substance that releases an odour when scratched
SCRATCH CARD, noun. A lottery ticket containing sections covered with an opaque waxy film which may be removed by scratching to reveal symbols that show whether a prize has been won
SCRATCH CARDS, noun. Plural of scratch card
SCRATCH MADE, adjective. Made from scratch.
SCRATCH ONE'S HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To puzzle, ponder, or wonder about something.
SCRATCH OUT, verb. To remove something by scratching.
SCRATCH OUT, verb. To remove something which was written, by erasing or by putting a mark through it.
SCRATCH PAPER, noun. Paper used for preliminary work on a (for example mathematics) problem, considered ephemeral.
SCRATCH PAPERS, noun. Plural of scratch paper
SCRATCH SHEET, noun. A publication that lists the horses withdrawn from a day's horse races, along with the betting odds and statistics for the horses that are running.
SCRATCH SHEET, noun. (by extension) A publication that lists participants in a competitive sporting event or in a political campaign.
SCRATCH SOMEONE'S BACK, verb. To do someone a favour
SCRATCH TEAM, noun. (sports) A team, often brought together on a one-off basis, composed of players who normally play for different sides.
SCRATCH THAT, verb. (idiomatic) (usually as imperative) To disregard, omit, or ignore the previous statement.
SCRATCH THE SURFACE, verb. (idiomatic) To barely begin; to see or do only a fraction of what is possible.
SCRATCH TOGETHER, verb. (idiomatic) To collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficulty
SCRATCH, noun. An abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off.
SCRATCH, noun. A depression scratched or carved into a surface.
SCRATCH, noun. Informal terms for money.
SCRATCH, noun. A competitor who has withdrawn from competition.
SCRATCH, noun. A line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game.
SCRATCH, noun. Dry mash for poultry.
SCRATCH, noun. A harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her".
SCRATCH, noun. Poor handwriting.
SCRATCH, noun. (golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course".
SCRATCH, noun. An indication of damage.
SCRATCH, verb. Cause friction; "my sweater scratches".
SCRATCH, verb. Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.
SCRATCH, verb. Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!".
SCRATCH, verb. 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".
SCRATCH, verb. Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark".
SCRATCH, verb. Gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living".
SCRATCH, verb. 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".
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