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scratch the surface

Definition of scratch the surface

  1. :  to deal with or learn about only a small part of something <There's so much to learn about this subject. I feel like I've only scratched the surface.>



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

surfaceplay
  1. :  the exterior or upper boundary of an object or body

    :  a plane or curved two-dimensional locus of points (as the boundary of a three-dimensional region)

    :  the external or superficial aspect of something

  1. :  of, located on, or designed for use at the surface of something

    :  situated, transported, or employed on the surface of the earth

    :  appearing to be such on the surface only :  superficial

  1. : :  to give a surface to: as

    :  to plane or make smooth

    :  to apply the surface layer to


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