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scratch one's head

Definition of scratch one's head

informal

  1. :  to be confused about something and unable to understand the reason for it <His odd behavior left us all scratching our heads.>



Word by Word Definitions

scratchplay
  1. :  to scrape or dig with the claws or nails

    :  to rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or jagged

    :  to scrape or rub lightly (as to relieve itching)

  1. :  a mark or injury produced by scratching

    :  a slight wound

    :  scrawl, scribble

  1. :  arranged or put together with little selection :  haphazard

    :  made as or used for a tentative effort

    :  made or done by chance and not as intended

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the head

    :  principal, chief

    :  situated at the head

  1. :  behead

    :  to put a head on :  fit a head to

    :  to form the head or top of


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