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Another word for scratch

  1. To bring or come into abrasive contact, often with a harsh grating sound

      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
      1. A coarse file with sharp, pointed projections.
      2. The act of filing with a rasp.
      3. A harsh grating sound.
      1. To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive surface.
      2. To cause to make a harsh grinding or rasping sound through friction:
      3. To irritate or annoy persistently:
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  2. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.

      1. To cease to occupy (a lodging or place); leave:
      2. To cease to hold (a job or position):
      3. To make void or annul (an erroneous lower court decision):
      1. The 24th letter of the modern English alphabet.
      2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter x.
      3. The 24th in a series.
      1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
      2. To clean or dry by rubbing:
      3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
      1. To reverse or erase; annul:
      2. To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
      3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
      1. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement:
      2. To inflict (a blow).
      3. To penetrate or pierce:
      1. To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
      2. To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
      3. To apply to a surface firmly and with friction:
      1. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
      2. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
      3. To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
      1. To erase, delete, or strike out:
      2. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
      1. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
      2. To remove (recorded material) from a magnetic tape or other storage medium:
      3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
      1. To rub or wipe out; erase:
      2. To remove or make indistinct:
      3. To conduct (oneself) inconspicuously:
      1. To cancel, strike out, or make impossible to be perceived:
      2. To remove from a document or record:
      3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
      1. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.
      2. The cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
      3. A crucifix.
      1. To annul or invalidate:
      2. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time:
      3. To cross out with lines or other markings.
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
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  3. To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged)

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  1. An incision, a notch, or a slight cut made with or as if with a knife

      1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
      2. To make a gash or gashes in.
      3. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
      1. To put an abrupt end to:
      2. To injure so as to render harmless.
      3. To cut or score.
      1. A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
      2. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
      3. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
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  2. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange

      1. A yellowish alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes including small amounts of other metals, but usually 67 percent copper and 33 percent zinc.
      2. Ornaments, objects, or utensils made of this alloy.
      3. The section of a band or an orchestra composed of brass instruments.
      1. Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca of the composite family, especially L. sativa, cultivated for its edible leaves.
      2. The leaves of L. sativa, used especially in salads.
      3. Paper money.
      1. A man; a fellow.
      2. One who does odd or heavy jobs; a laborer.
      3. One who works in a specified manual trade. Often used in combination:
      1. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
      2. Something green in color.
      3. The branches and leaves of plants used for decoration.
      1. A soft, thick mixture of dry ingredients, such as flour or meal, and liquid, such as water, that is kneaded, shaped, and baked, especially as bread or pastry.
      2. A pasty mass similar to this mixture.
      3. Money.
      1. Any of several forms of a vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.
      2. Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage.
      3. The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable.
      1. A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
      2. Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life:
      3. Something that nourishes; sustenance:
      1. Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts, formerly used by certain Native American peoples as currency and jewelry or for ceremonial exchanges between groups.
      2. Money.
      1. A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquefiable account.
      2. The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government.
      3. Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth.
      1. Money in any form when in actual use as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money.
      2. Transmission from person to person as a medium of exchange; circulation:
      3. General acceptance or use; prevalence:
      1. Money in the form of bills or coins; currency.
      2. Liquid assets including bank deposits and marketable securities.
      3. Money paid in currency or by check:
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Another word for scratch

      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure:
      2. To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part):
      3. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress:
      1. The act of piercing or pricking.
      2. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
      3. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
      1. To make shallow cuts in (the skin), as when vaccinating.
      2. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
      3. To break up the surface of (topsoil or pavement).
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.