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Synonyms for scratching
scratch·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  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":

    scraping

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How to use scratching in a sentence?

  1. David Hensley:

    Scratching beneath the headline numbers, however, reveals an ongoing disparity between the relatively strong performance of the developed nations whereas growth in the emerging markets is quite weak.

  2. Kenny Todd:

    Its absolutely a concern at this point when you dont know whats going on, were still scratching our heads looking at the data. Hopefully, we can clear that up in relatively short order.

  3. 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.

  4. John Philip Sousa IV:

    I had an email this morning from a volunteer ... saying, 'Gee, we love Dr. Carson, we hope he gets out and moves his support to a really, good honest, Christian conservative: Ted Cruz.' And I'm scratching my head and going, honest? How does that fit in there with what Cruz did to Carson? some people are so angry at Cruz they could spit nails. They wouldn't support him if he were the last guy on earth after what he did to us.

  5. Claire Carmalt:

    I think the improvement is the fact that we get this very resistant coating, so generally these superhydrophobic coatings are very mechanically weak, so can be easily rubbed off over time, whereas by applying this spray adhesive we've managed to get very resistant coatings that are resistant to, as I say, rubbing or scratching and with sandpaper and so on.


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