Synonyms of scratch


1. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation, wound, lesion

usage: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent, depression, impression, imprint

usage: a depression scratched or carved into a surface

3. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum, money

usage: informal terms for money

4. scratch, rival, challenger, competitor, competition, contender

usage: a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

5. start, starting line, scratch, scratch line, line

usage: a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

6. chicken feed, scratch, mash

usage: dry mash for poultry

7. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, noise

usage: a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

8. scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography, handwriting, hand, script

usage: poor handwriting

9. scratch, handicap

usage: (golf) a handicap of zero strokes; "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"

10. scratch, scrape, scar, mark, blemish, defect, mar

usage: an indication of damage


1. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: cause friction; "my sweater scratches"

2. scratch, scrape, scratch up, incise

usage: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

3. rub, scratch, itch, irritate

usage: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

4. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub

usage: 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"

5. strike, scratch, expunge, excise, delete, cancel

usage: remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

6. scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up, roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard

usage: gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"

7. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe, carve, chip at

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of scratch (Dictionary)