scratch

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskrætʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skrætʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skrach)

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scratch

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. got a scratch on his [leg, face, arm, cheek, knee]
  2. her [leg] was covered in scratches
  3. has scratches from the [dog, cat, pet, rose thorns, wall]
  4. it's only a scratch
  5. there are scratches on this [CD, record, disc]
  6. a few scratches on the [car, chassis, wing]
  7. need to start from scratch
  8. made the [cookies, pasta, bread] from scratch
  9. his [work, output, performance] is not up to scratch
  10. scratch [the paint, my watch, the surface]
  11. [the paint] was scratched
  12. [the paint] [doesn't, won't, shouldn't] scratch
  13. scratch your [elbow, face, back]
  14. scratch [constantly, gently, vigorously]
  15. scratch out the [clues, answers, comments]
  16. the [clues] were scratched out
  17. the [cat, claws, branch] scratched her face
  18. the [cat] scratched at the [door, flap, window]
  19. scratch out the [answer, line, word]
  20. scratch out a living
  21. scratch your [name, initials] into the [tree, paint]
  22. scratch him from the [race, competition, list]
  23. he was scratched from the [race]
adj
  1. [write, draw, scrawl] on scratch paper
  2. need a piece of scratch paper
  3. scored with a scratch shot
  4. [gather, put together] a scratch crew
  5. UK: [beaten up, threatened] by a scratch mob
  6. scratch-and-sniff stickers
n as adj
  1. won [$1,000] from a scratch card
  2. is full of scratch marks
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