Synonyms and Antonyms of scratch

  1. 1 a harsh grating sound the scratch of metal on metal is not a good sound for a car to make Synonyms creak, grind, jar, scrape, raspRelated Words clang, clangor, clank, clash, jangle; scuff; croak, gargle; blast, bleat, bray, screech

  2. 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 Synonyms bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, money [slang], shekels (also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim), tender, wampumRelated Words coinage, specie; dead presidents [slang], folding money, paper money, scrip; banknote, cashier's check, check, draft, money order, note, promissory note; bill, dollar, greenback; bankroll, capital, finances, funds, roll [slang], wad, wallet; chump change, dibs [slang], dime, mite, peanuts, pittance, shoestring; big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, fortune, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, pot; abundance, means, opulence, riches, treasure, wealth; resources, wherewithal; mad money, petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money

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Synonyms and Antonyms of scratch

  1. 1 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface scratched his arm on a branch Synonyms abrade, graze, scrape, scuffRelated Words bark, skin; chafe, fret, gall; claw, cut, lacerate; bruise, contuseNear Antonyms polish, smooth, soften, wax

  2. 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 Synonyms grate, grind, rasp, scrapeRelated Words rub; groan, whineNear Antonyms glide, skate, slide

  3. 3 to write or draw hastily or carelessly scratched a quick doodle in the margins Synonyms scribble, scrawl, squiggleRelated Words doodle; jot (down); ink, inscribe, letter, pen, pencil, print, write

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