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scratch·ing

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Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  1. 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, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

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  1. List of paraphrases for "scratching":

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  1. Joseph Giacalone:

    Sixmonths from now, New York politicians will be scratching their heads wondering why syringes are everywhere, drug use is up, overdoses are up, and why open-air drug markets are flourishing, it makes you shake your head.

  2. William Schaffner:

    It's no wonder that if you're not taught about these things in school, when you become a parent you're scratching your head.

  3. Brian White:

    When you get a company that barely beats that has been beating by a longshot, people are going to be scratching their heads a little bit, if that guy can’t show much upside, what does that mean for the rest of the sector?

  4. Robert Worley of Lamar University:

    You really are scratching your head as to why the business of corrections has not yet professionalized itself, inappropriate relationships are happening everywhere.

  5. Christina Haack:

    I've spent the last few days realizing, oh my God, I don't even own plates or knives or forks. I don't have a bed, so I've spent the last few days getting stuff that you don't realize you need: bottle openers and tin openers and spatulas. So I'm scratching my head going, oh my god, this is overwhelming. I'm going to get all this stuff because nine months ago, I packed my clothes and I left.


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