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Synonyms for scratch
skrætʃscratch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriationnoun

    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, attrition, cacography, scrawl, clams, cabbage, wampum, starting line, lucre, detrition, boodle, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, simoleons, abrasion, grinding, moolah, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, scar, corrasion, scribble, dent, shekels, excoriation

  2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dentnoun

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, pricking, clams, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, wampum, tool, lucre, cunt, boodle, peter, mark, incision, gelt, section, gouge, snatch, scratch line, scratching, pecker, cock, nick, bread, scraping, slit, dick, lettuce, surgical incision, pussy, prick, shit, loot, bastard, sugar, son of a bitch, dough, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, asshole, dickhead, chicken feed, ding, dinero, puss, kale, cocksucker, scrape, putz, excoriation, scar, shaft, twat, scribble, whoreson, dent, shekels, moolah

  3. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampumnoun

    informal terms for money

    Synonyms:
    lolly, net, popsicle, clams, cacography, scrawl, abrasion, cabbage, borecole, kail, net profit, lucre, boodle, scratching, staff of life, starting line, plunder, gelt, colewort, pillage, booty, start, cole, net income, bread, earnings, slit, lettuce, kale, prick, stops, loot, dent, sugar, cultivated cabbage, carbohydrate, prize, chicken feed, scraping, swag, profits, dirty money, pelf, profit, refined sugar, incision, scratch line, wampumpeag, dough, dinero, saccharide, breadstuff, scrape, wampum, excoriation, scar, peag, chou, scribble, ice lolly, mark, simoleons, lollipop, shekels, moolah

  4. scratchnoun

    a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, scrawl, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, incision, dough, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  5. start, starting line, scratch, scratch linenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    lolly, starting, get-go, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, excoriation, showtime, offset, abrasion, clams, boodle, pelf, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, scar, first, bread, scraping, slit, kickoff, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, startle, simoleons, head start, start, outset, jump, dough, dinero, starting time, kale, scrape, wampum, starting signal, lucre, scribble, beginning, dent, commencement, shekels, moolah

  6. chicken feed, scratchnoun

    dry mash for poultry

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, crank, clams, cacography, scrawl, abrasion, cabbage, excoriation, starting line, lucre, chicken feed, gelt, mark, incision, chalk, boodle, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, methamphetamine hydrochloride, prick, simoleons, loot, ice, sugar, deoxyephedrine, trash, shabu, meth, methamphetamine, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, glass, wampum, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  7. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratchingnoun

    a harsh noise made by scraping

    "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  8. scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacographynoun

    poor handwriting

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, gelt, mark, scrawl, cacography, scratch line, scratching, bread, scrabble, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scraping, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, doodle, incision, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  9. scratchnoun

    (golf) a handicap of zero strokes

    "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, scrawl, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, incision, dough, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  10. scratch, scrape, scar, markverb

    an indication of damage

    Synonyms:
    lolly, marking, start, brand, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, cicatrice, gull, lucre, boodle, bell ringer, mark, scrawl, gelt, crisscross, fall guy, scratch line, scratching, stigma, score, bread, scraping, slit, grade, lettuce, prick, chump, target, loot, cicatrix, sugar, home run, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, sign, sucker, pelf, mug, incision, patsy, dough, fool, marker, kale, scrape, cross, print, excoriation, scar, stain, bull's eye, scribble, dent, shekels, soft touch, moolah

  11. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchverb

    cause friction

    "my sweater scratches"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, eat into, itch, excise, gag, choke, scratch up, nark, erode, fret, excoriate, bother, rile, scrub, gravel, strike, rub, inscribe, rankle, get to, eat away, come up, scrape up, scrape, cancel, nettle, gall, call off, chafe, get at, engrave, irritate, annoy, frazzle, niggle, rag, expunge, vex, grate, fray, devil, grave

  12. scratch, scrape, scratch upverb

    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, grave, strike, chafe, skin, come up, cancel, inscribe, kowtow, grate, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, genuflect, excise, scratch up, rub

  13. rub, scratch, itchverb

    scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

    "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, spoil, fret, grave, strike, chafe, come up, cancel, inscribe, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, excise, scratch up, rub

  14. cancel, call off, scratch, scrubverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, strike down, strike, scour, chafe, come up, invalidate, grave, delete, excise, cancel, inscribe, call, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, offset, scrub up, set off, scratch up, rub

  15. strike, scratch, expunge, exciseverb

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

    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, itch, excise, impinge on, hit, fret, attain, chance on, scrub, take, come up, fall upon, strike, rub, inscribe, move, assume, call off, collide with, coin, scrape up, cancel, fall, walk out, chafe, shine, affect, engrave, run into, happen upon, scratch up, come across, mint, strickle, impress, come to, scrape, expunge, come upon, light upon, take up, fray, discover, grave

  16. scrape, scrape up, scratch, come upverb

    gather (money or other resources) together over time

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

    Synonyms:
    line up, skin, itch, excise, rise, come, scratch up, get hold, fret, muster, inscribe, uprise, find, kowtow, scrub, lift, go up, surface, rub, arise, call off, come on, come up, scrape up, cancel, bob up, chafe, ascend, engrave, go on, move up, summon, genuflect, muster up, scrape, expunge, rally, strike, rise up, grate, fray, grave

  17. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribeverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, enrol, expunge, enter, fret, grave, recruit, strike, etch, chafe, sculpture, code, cipher, cypher, come up, autograph, cancel, inscribe, write in code, encrypt, engrave, scrub, sculpt, scrape, fray, encipher, enroll, excise, scratch up, rub

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scratchverb

    Synonyms:
    mark with a scratch, or with scratches

  2. scratchverb

    Synonyms:
    wound slightly (as with the nails)

  3. scratchverb

    Synonyms:
    scribble, write carelessly

  4. scratchverb

    Synonyms:
    dig (with the claws)

  5. scratchnoun

    Synonyms:
    incision (slight and ragged)

  6. scratchnoun

    Synonyms:
    slight wound (as with the nails)

  7. scratchnoun

    Synonyms:
    scratch-wig, small wig, periwig, peruke

  8. scratchnoun

    Synonyms:
    scribble, scrawl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scratchadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) haphazard, chance, improvised

  2. scratchverb

    Synonyms:
    scrape, scribble, erase, expunge, scarify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scratch":

    zero, graze, scrape, itch, scrawl, stripe, nothing, nil

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Scratch":

    Kyle Jones

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How to use scratch in a sentence?

  1. Victor Cui:

    People in Asia get MMA -- it's in their DNA, you're not having to start from scratch, people understand it. It's part of their lives -- every country in Asia has their own martial art, whether it be karate, muay thai, kung fu, silat, or jiu-jitsu.

  2. Dwayne Johnson:

    Listen, you've got one shot here, you've got an opportunity -- you've gotta scratch, claw, fight, bite, kick through everything you can to make this happen, it's a back to the wall philosophy and when your back is to the wall every moment in life you have one place to go and that's forward.

  3. Penny Ickes:

    It would have to be created from scratch and run parallel with Pennsylvania's existing unemployment benefits programs, this is not something that any state will be able to do quickly.

  4. Grazia Vittadini:

    Casts and molds have to be manufactured very much in advance and they are not always modifiable, you invest a lot of time and money into tools, which then you may need to redo from scratch.

  5. Alice Roosevelt Longworth:

    I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.


Translations for scratch

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  • خربش, خدشArabic
  • esgarrapar, gratar, arpejar, rascarCatalan, Valencian
  • škrábanec, škrábatCzech
  • crafuWelsh
  • ridseDanish
  • kratzen, zerkratzen, Kratzer, verkratzenGerman
  • σβήνω, γρατζουνιά, χαράσσω, ξύνωGreek
  • arañar, raspar, arañazo, rascar, rasguñarSpanish
  • kratsima, kriimustama, sügamaEstonian
  • خراشPersian
  • naarmu, raapia, viiru, kynsiä, raha, rapsuttaaFinnish
  • rayer, thune, biffer, pognon, égratignure, griffer, flouze, rayure, égratigner, blé, oublier, grisbi, gratterFrench
  • tochais, scríobIrish
  • sgrìobadhScottish Gaelic
  • rañar, rascar, cozarGalician
  • karcol, karmol, vakar, megkarcol, megvakarHungarian
  • քորել, ճանկռել, քերծելArmenian
  • obliterare, graffio, graffiare, raspare, grattare, malloppoItalian
  • 引っ掻くJapanese
  • გაკაწვრა, ფხაჭნა, კაწვრაGeorgian
  • 긁다, 할퀴다Korean
  • scalpō, scaboLatin
  • खाजवणेMarathi
  • ကုတ်Burmese
  • krassen, krabbenDutch
  • rispNorwegian
  • rysa, skrobać, drapać, zadrapaniePolish
  • raspar, riscar, arranhar, apagar, coçar, rascar, arranhãoPortuguese
  • hasp'iy, hallp'iyQuechua
  • sgriffel, sgrifflar, sgrattarRomansh
  • zgâria, scărpinaRomanian
  • поцарапать, почесать, царапать, шкрябать, царапина, чесать, бабкиRussian
  • škrabaťSlovak
  • repa, klösaSwedish
  • kaşındırmak, çizmek, kaşımakTurkish
  • шкрябатиUkrainian
  • vết trầyVietnamese

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