What are some alternative words for scratch?

Synonyms for scratch
skrætʃ

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term scratch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation(noun)

    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, dent(noun)

    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, wampum(noun)

    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. scratch(noun)

    a competitor who has withdrawn from competition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 line(noun)

    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, scratch(noun)

    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, scratching(noun)

    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, cacography(noun)

    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. scratch(noun)

    (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, mark(verb)

    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, scratch(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, itch(verb)

    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, scrub(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"

    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, excise(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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, inscribe(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"

    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. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mark with a scratch, or with scratches

  2. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wound slightly (as with the nails)

  3. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    scribble, write carelessly

  4. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dig (with the claws)

  5. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incision (slight and ragged)

  6. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    slight wound (as with the nails)

  7. scratch(n.)

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

  8. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scribble, scrawl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scratch(a)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) haphazard, chance, improvised

  2. scratch(v)

    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

How to pronounce scratch?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say scratch in sign language?

  1. scratch

How to use scratch in a sentence?

  1. Edward Hoagland:

    Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.

  2. Peter Barrett:

    We have been consistent with both manufacturers (Airbus and Boeing) in saying get deliveries right today ... get your production and delivery systems up to scratch.

  3. Erik Schnakenberg:

    It's that idea of looking at our product and taking pride in creating something from scratch. We may not sell 100 million t-shirts, but we can say we're to create one thing and make it all here and be part of the process.

  4. Michael Silverton:

    We started building out our leveraged finance business six years ago from scratch, and it took us some time to build the relationships, in addition to our core advisory expertise, we have been working with clients across DCM, ECM and our principal transactions team, which has helped to solidify these relationships.

  5. Syd Kitson:

    Josh Day wife added : I think we’re pretty all in ! We live here. We work here. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. When developer Syd Kitson, a former NFL lineman with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, bought the 17,000-acre property, it was all old mining and farmland. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city, with a very low carbon footprint, a soon-to-open school, electric shuttles that will eventually be driverless, a cute town square with shops and an emphasis on the environment and preservation. Where most developers would build and sell as many homes as possible, for greater profit, Kitson’s vision from the beginning was preserving most of the open space, now encompassing several lakes and 50 miles of bike trails. The homes run from $ 190,000 to about $ 499,000. Residents can work in the town, but are not required to do so. The fully completed footprint will eventually be 19,500 homes. We think about the way we develop differently …. It’s the most environmentally responsible, the most sustainable new town that’s ever been developed, and, it’s the first solar-powered town in America. And we’re very proud of that. In January, the first two people moved in. Now, there are 150 homes under contract with an expectation that will there will be 250 families moved in by December. Eight developers are now building homes. The vision is a unique creation of a 45,000-person small city. But first came the enormous solar farm. Syd Kitson gave the land to Florida Power Light for free, which then spent more than $ 100,000,000 installing all the panels, wires and storage batteries. That solar-generated power now is shared throughout FPL’s grid, as Babcock Ranch’s demand, at this point, remains very small. John Woolschlager, an urban planningprofessor at nearby Florida Gulf Coast University, said all cities canultimately follow Babcock Ranch’s model, but Florida Gulf Coast University will take years. Babcock Ranch’s huge advantage was that Babcock Ranch huge advantage’s being built from scratch with theself-sustainability and pro-environment philosophy on the ground first.


Translations for scratch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for scratch »

Translation

Find a translation for the scratch synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of scratch

  1. scratch
    scratch
    scratch
    scratch
    scratch

Discuss these scratch synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "scratch." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 Mar. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/scratch>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for scratch?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "spread out"?
    • A. unfold
    • B. concentrated
    • C. circularise
    • D. dissipate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for scratch:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.