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scratching

adjective

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scratching

verb
present participle of scratch

Synonyms & Antonyms of scratching (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Scratching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scratching. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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