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Synonyms for scratchskrætʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation(noun)

    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, attrition, cacography, scrawl, clams, cabbage, wampum, starting line, lucre, detrition, boodle, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, simoleons, abrasion, grinding, moolah, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, scar, corrasion, scribble, dent, shekels, excoriation

  2. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent(noun)

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, pricking, clams, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, wampum, tool, lucre, cunt, boodle, peter, scratch, mark, incision, gelt, section, gouge, snatch, scratch line, scratching, pecker, cock, nick, bread, scraping, slit, dick, lettuce, surgical incision, pussy, prick, shit, loot, bastard, sugar, son of a bitch, dough, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, asshole, dickhead, chicken feed, ding, dinero, puss, kale, cocksucker, scrape, putz, excoriation, scar, shaft, twat, scribble, whoreson, dent, shekels, moolah

  3. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money

    Synonyms:
    lolly, net, popsicle, clams, cacography, scrawl, abrasion, cabbage, borecole, kail, net profit, lucre, boodle, scratching, staff of life, starting line, plunder, gelt, colewort, pillage, booty, start, cole, net income, bread, earnings, slit, lettuce, kale, prick, stops, loot, dent, sugar, cultivated cabbage, carbohydrate, prize, chicken feed, scratch, scraping, swag, profits, dirty money, pelf, profit, refined sugar, incision, scratch line, wampumpeag, dough, dinero, saccharide, breadstuff, scrape, wampum, excoriation, scar, peag, chou, scribble, ice lolly, mark, simoleons, lollipop, shekels, moolah

  4. scratch(noun)

    a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, scrawl, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, incision, dough, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  5. start, starting line, scratch, scratch line(noun)

    a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

    Synonyms:
    lolly, starting, get-go, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, excoriation, showtime, offset, abrasion, clams, boodle, pelf, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, scar, first, bread, scraping, slit, kickoff, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, startle, simoleons, head start, start, outset, jump, dough, dinero, starting time, kale, scrape, wampum, starting signal, lucre, scribble, beginning, dent, commencement, shekels, moolah

  6. chicken feed, scratch(noun)

    dry mash for poultry

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, crank, clams, cacography, scrawl, abrasion, cabbage, excoriation, starting line, lucre, chicken feed, gelt, mark, incision, chalk, boodle, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, methamphetamine hydrochloride, prick, simoleons, loot, ice, sugar, deoxyephedrine, trash, scratch, shabu, meth, methamphetamine, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, glass, wampum, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  7. scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching(noun)

    a harsh noise made by scraping

    "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, cacography, scrawl, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, incision, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  8. scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography(noun)

    poor handwriting

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, gelt, mark, scrawl, cacography, scratch line, scratching, bread, scrabble, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, scratch, scraping, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, doodle, incision, dough, dinero, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  9. scratch(noun)

    (golf) a handicap of zero strokes

    "a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"

    Synonyms:
    lolly, start, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, lucre, boodle, mark, scrawl, gelt, scratch line, scratching, bread, scraping, slit, lettuce, prick, loot, sugar, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, pelf, incision, dough, kale, scrape, excoriation, scar, scribble, dent, shekels, moolah

  10. scratch, scrape, scar, mark(verb)

    an indication of damage

    Synonyms:
    lolly, marking, start, brand, clams, cacography, starting line, cabbage, wampum, cicatrice, gull, lucre, boodle, bell ringer, scratch, mark, scrawl, gelt, crisscross, fall guy, scratch line, scratching, stigma, score, bread, scraping, slit, grade, lettuce, prick, chump, target, loot, cicatrix, sugar, home run, chicken feed, dinero, simoleons, abrasion, sign, sucker, pelf, mug, incision, patsy, dough, fool, marker, kale, scrape, cross, print, excoriation, scar, stain, bull's eye, scribble, dent, shekels, soft touch, moolah

  11. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch(verb)

    cause friction

    "my sweater scratches"

    Synonyms:
    fuss, eat into, itch, excise, gag, choke, scratch up, nark, erode, fret, excoriate, bother, rile, scrub, gravel, strike, rub, inscribe, rankle, get to, eat away, come up, scrape up, scrape, cancel, nettle, gall, call off, chafe, get at, engrave, scratch, irritate, annoy, frazzle, niggle, rag, expunge, vex, grate, fray, devil, grave

  12. scratch, scrape, scratch up(verb)

    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, grave, strike, chafe, skin, come up, scratch, cancel, inscribe, kowtow, grate, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, genuflect, excise, scratch up, rub

  13. rub, scratch, itch(verb)

    scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

    "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, spoil, fret, grave, strike, chafe, come up, scratch, cancel, inscribe, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, excise, scratch up, rub

  14. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub(verb)

    postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

    "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, strike down, strike, scour, chafe, come up, invalidate, grave, delete, excise, scratch, cancel, inscribe, call, engrave, scrub, scrape, fray, offset, scrub up, set off, scratch up, rub

  15. strike, scratch, expunge, excise(verb)

    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

    Synonyms:
    chance upon, itch, excise, impinge on, hit, fret, attain, chance on, scrub, take, come up, fall upon, strike, rub, inscribe, move, assume, call off, collide with, coin, scrape up, cancel, fall, walk out, chafe, shine, affect, engrave, run into, scratch, happen upon, scratch up, come across, mint, strickle, impress, come to, scrape, expunge, come upon, light upon, take up, fray, discover, grave

  16. scrape, scrape up, scratch, come up(verb)

    gather (money or other resources) together over time

    "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"

    Synonyms:
    line up, skin, itch, excise, rise, come, scratch up, get hold, fret, muster, inscribe, scratch, uprise, find, kowtow, scrub, lift, go up, surface, rub, arise, call off, come on, come up, scrape up, cancel, bob up, chafe, ascend, engrave, go on, move up, summon, genuflect, muster up, scrape, expunge, rally, strike, rise up, grate, fray, grave

  17. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe(verb)

    carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

    "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, enrol, expunge, enter, fret, grave, recruit, strike, etch, chafe, sculpture, code, cipher, cypher, come up, scratch, autograph, cancel, inscribe, write in code, encrypt, engrave, scrub, sculpt, scrape, fray, encipher, enroll, excise, scratch up, rub

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mark with a scratch, or with scratches

  2. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wound slightly (as with the nails)

  3. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    scribble, write carelessly

  4. scratch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dig (with the claws)

  5. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incision (slight and ragged)

  6. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    slight wound (as with the nails)

  7. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scratch-wig, small wig, periwig, peruke

  8. scratch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scribble, scrawl

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

zero, graze, scrape, itch, scrawl, stripe, nothing, nil


Translations for scratch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خربش, خدشArabic
  • esgarrapar, gratar, arpejar, rascarCatalan, Valencian
  • škrábanec, škrábatCzech
  • crafuWelsh
  • ridseDanish
  • kratzen, zerkratzen, Kratzer, verkratzenGerman
  • σβήνω, γρατζουνιά, χαράσσω, ξύνωGreek
  • arañar, raspar, arañazo, rascar, rasguñarSpanish
  • kratsima, kriimustama, sügamaEstonian
  • خراشPersian
  • naarmu, raapia, viiru, kynsiä, raha, rapsuttaaFinnish
  • rayer, thune, biffer, pognon, égratignure, griffer, flouze, rayure, égratigner, blé, oublier, grisbi, gratterFrench
  • tochais, scríobIrish
  • sgrìobadhScottish Gaelic
  • rañar, rascar, cozarGalician
  • karcol, karmol, vakar, megkarcol, megvakarHungarian
  • քորել, ճանկռել, քերծելArmenian
  • obliterare, graffio, graffiare, raspare, grattare, malloppoItalian
  • 引っ掻くJapanese
  • გაკაწვრა, ფხაჭნა, კაწვრაGeorgian
  • 긁다, 할퀴다Korean
  • scalpō, scaboLatin
  • खाजवणेMarathi
  • ကုတ်Burmese
  • krassen, krabbenDutch
  • rispNorwegian
  • rysa, skrobać, drapać, zadrapaniePolish
  • raspar, riscar, arranhar, apagar, coçar, rascar, arranhãoPortuguese
  • hasp'iy, hallp'iyQuechua
  • sgriffel, sgrifflar, sgrattarRomansh
  • zgâria, scărpinaRomanian
  • поцарапать, почесать, царапать, шкрябать, царапина, чесать, бабкиRussian
  • škrabaťSlovak
  • repa, klösaSwedish
  • kaşındırmak, çizmek, kaşımakTurkish
  • шкрябатиUkrainian

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