scratch a living

Definition of scratch a living

  1. :  to earn barely enough money to live He scratched a living as a farmer.

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

livingplay
  1. :  having life

    :  active, functioning

    :  exhibiting the life or motion of nature :  natural

  1. :  the condition of being alive

    :  means of subsistence :  livelihood

    :  estate, property


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