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Definition of Scratch
ScratchScratch Scratch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scratched; p. pr. & vb.
n. Scratching.] [OE. cracchen (perhaps influenced by OE.
scratten to scratch); cf. OHG. chrazz[=o]n, G. kratzen, OD.
kratsen, kretsen, D. krassen, Sw. kratsa to scrape, kratta to
rake, to scratch, Dan. kradse to scratch, to scrape, Icel.
krota to engrave. Cf. Grate to rub.]
1. To rub and tear or mark the surface of with something
sharp or ragged; to scrape, roughen, or wound slightly by
drawing something pointed or rough across, as the claws,
the nails, a pin, or the like.
Small sand-colored stones, so hard as to scratch
Be mindful, when invention fails, To scratch your
head, and bite your nails. --Swift.
2. To write or draw hastily or awkwardly. ``Scratch out a
3. To cancel by drawing one or more lines through, as the
name of a candidate upon a ballot, or of a horse in a
list; hence, to erase; to efface; -- often with out.
4. To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals
scratch holes, in which they burrow.
To scratch a ticket, to cancel one or more names of
candidates on a party ballot; to refuse to vote the party
ticket in its entirety. [U. S.]
Scratch Scratch, v. i.
1. To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to
Dull, tame things, . . . that will neither bite nor
scratch. --Dr. H. More.
2. (Billiards) To score, not by skillful play but by some
fortunate chance of the game. [Cant, U. S.]
ScratchScratch Scratch, a.
Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or
no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a
scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot
in billiards. [Slang]
Scratch race, one without restrictions regarding the
entrance of competitors; also, one for which the
competitors are chosen by lot.
Scratch Scratch, n.
In various sports, the line from which the start is made,
except in the case of contestants receiving a distance
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