Synonyms of scratching


1. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, noise

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


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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