scratch
noun.
an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
noun.
a depression scratched or carved into a surface
Synonym: slit, prick, incision, dent
noun.
informal terms for money
noun.
a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
noun.
a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
noun.
dry mash for poultry
Synonym: chicken feed
noun.
a harsh noise made by scraping
the scrape of violin bows distracted her
noun.
poor handwriting
noun.
(golf) a handicap of zero strokes
a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course
noun.
an indication of damage
Synonym: mark, scar, scrape
verb.
cause friction
my sweater scratches
Synonym: rub, fret, fray, chafe
verb.
cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
Synonym: scrape, scratch up
verb.
scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Don't scratch your insect bites!
Synonym: itch, rub
verb.
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
Synonym: call off, cancel, scrub
verb.
remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
Please strike this remark from the record|scratch that remark
Synonym: excise, expunge, strike
verb.
gather (money or other resources) together over time
She had scraped together enough money for college|they scratched a meager living
verb.
carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
engrave a pen|engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name|the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree