Complete Definition of "scratch"

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Pronunciation
AHD|skrÄch, IPA|/skrætÊ/, SAMPA|/<tt>skr{tS</tt>/
audio|en-us-scratch.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ætÊ

Verb
en-verb|scratch|es

  1. To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.

#:Could you please scratch my back?

  1. To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.

#: I don't like that new scarf because it scratches my neck.

  1. To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving; a scratch(noun).

#: A real diamond can easily scratch a pane of glass.

  1. To remove, ignore or delete.

#:Scratch what I said earlier; I was wrong.

Translations
trans-top|To rub a surface with a sharp object
Arabic: ARchar|خربش IPAchar|(ÏárbaÅ¡a)
Chinese: æ (zhuÄ)
Dutch: krassen, krabben
Estonian: sügama, kratsima
Finnish: raapia, kynsiä, rapsuttaa
French: gratter
German: kratzen
Hungarian: vakar, megvakar, karcol, megkarcol
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Italian: grattare
Japanese: å¼ã£æ»ã (ã²ã£ãã, hikkaku)
Korean: ê¸ë¤ (geukda), í í´ë¤ (halkwida)
Portuguese: coçar, arranhar, raspar
Russian: ÑаÑапаÑÑ (tsarápatâ)
Spanish: rascar
Swedish: klösa
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trans-top|To rub the skin with rough material
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Spanish: raspar
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trans-top|To mark a surface with a sharp object
Estonian: kriimustama
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Spanish: arañar, rasguñar
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trans-top|To delete
French: oublier
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Portuguese: apagar, riscar
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ttbc|Catalan: gratar, rascar
ttbc|German: kratzen, verkratzen
ttbc|Interlingua: grattar, rader
ttbc|Italian: grattare
ttbc|Occitan: gratar
ttbc|Polish: drapaÄ (siÄ), skrobaÄ
ttbc|Romanian: a se scarpina
ttbc|Spanish: rascar(se)

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. countable A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.

#:I canât believe there is a scratch in the paint already.
#:Her skin was covered with tiny scratches.

  1. slang money

#:I need a little scratch.

Translations
trans-top|disruption or mark on a surface
Dutch: kras f or m
Finnish: naarmu, viiru
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French: égratignure f
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trans-top|money
Dutch: centen m plural
Finnish: raha
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French: pognon m, flouze m, blé m, grisbi m, thune f
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ttbc|German: Kratze f
ttbc|Polish: rysa n, zadrapanie n

Adjective
en-adj|-

#for or consisting of preliminary or tentative, incomplete, etc. work
#:This is scratch paper, so go ahead and scribble whatever you want on it.

  1. computer from scratchpad), describes a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary-use purposes; one that can be scribbled on without loss. Usually in the combining forms scratch memory, scratch register, scratch disk, scratch tape, scratch volume, scratch space. See also scratch monkey.

Derived terms
to scratch an itch as in âIf you have an itch, scratch itâ and âthat solution scratches my itchâ. Typically this derived term and its uses refer to an idea or thought that causes mild anxiety or irritation.

Related terms
from scratch
to scratch the surface
scratch-built
scratchpad
scratchy

References
The Jargon File - Scratch

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