Definition of Scratch. Meaning of Scratch. Synonyms of Scratch

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Definition of Scratch

Scratch
Scratch 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 glass. --Grew. 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 pamphlet.' --Swift. 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.]
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Scratch Scratch, v. i. 1. To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches. 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.]
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Scratch 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.
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Scratch Scratch, n. In various sports, the line from which the start is made, except in the case of contestants receiving a distance handicap.

Meaning of Scratch from wikipedia

- scratch is a mark of ab****n on a surface. It may also refer to: A small amount of extra money Scratchings, a snack made from pork rind Old Scratch or...
- Scratch is a free visual programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. Scratch is used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create...
- Sniff. Scratch and sniff technology generally refers to stickers or cardboard items that have been treated with a fragrant coating. When scratched, the...
- Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936 in Kendal, Jamaica) is a Jamaican music producer and inventor noted for his innovative...
- programming language, see Scratch (programming language). For other uses, see Scratch (disambiguation). Play media Scratching, sometimes referred...
- For the Ted Nugent album, see Cat Scratch Fever. For the Nickelodeon cartoon, see Catscratch. Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a common and usually benign...
- In track cycling, a scratch race is a race in which all riders start together and the objective is simply to be first over the finish line after a certain...
- "Mr. Scratch" redirects here. For the film, see The Devil and Daniel Webster (film). Old Scratch or Mr. Scratch is a name of the Devil. The name likely...
- From scratch may refer to: From Scratch (radio), an American radio show about the entrepreneurial life on National Public Radio From Scratch (music group)...
- And I'll Scratch Yours (originally announced as I'll Scratch Yours) is a much-postponed concept album developed by the English rock musician Peter Gabriel...