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scratch

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a harsh grating sound
  • the scratch of metal on metal is not a good sound for a car to make

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2 slang something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment
  • she treated her buddies to a drink whenever she had the scratch for it

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scratch

verb

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1 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface
  • scratched his arm on a branch

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2 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface
  • the branches of the willow tree scratch against the windowpane whenever the wind blows

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3 to write or draw hastily or carelessly
  • scratched a quick doodle in the margins

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“Scratch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scratch. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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