To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying on it, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface.
To refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally; specify, as by name
To conform to a metrical pattern:
To cause to start; set about; commence
Find another word for scratch-the-surface. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for scratch-the-surface, like: be superficial, skim, analyze superficially, inspect superficially, touch on, mention, scan, brush, begin and touch upon.