1. [ verb ] cause friction
Synonyms: rub chafe fret fray

"my sweater scratches"

Related terms: touch abrasion
2. [ verb ] cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
Synonyms: scrape scratch_up
Related terms: incise claw scuff scratch_out incision abrasion scratcher
3. [ noun ] (medicine) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
Synonyms: scrape excoriation abrasion
Related terms: wound rope_burn graze scrape rub chafe abrade
4. [ verb ] scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Synonyms: itch rub

"Don't scratch your insect bites!"

Related terms: irritate itch scratcher rub
5. [ noun ] dry mash for poultry
Synonyms: chicken_feed
Related terms: mash
6. [ noun ] a depression scratched or carved into a surface
Synonyms: notch slit prick dent incision
Related terms: depression score prick indent incise
7. [ noun ] (writing) poor handwriting
Synonyms: scrawl cacography scribble
Related terms: handwriting squiggle chicken_scratch scribble
8. [ noun ] a harsh noise made by scraping
Synonyms: scrape scraping scratching

"the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

Related terms: noise
9. [ noun ] informal terms for money
Synonyms: loot kale dough bread dinero gelt pelf moolah cabbage boodle lettuce clams lucre lolly simoleons sugar wampum shekels
Related terms: money pilfer
10. [ noun ] an indication of damage
Synonyms: scar mark scrape
Related terms: blemish scrape scar
Similar spelling:   scratchy