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Synonyms for scratch

rub

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scratch about or round

Synonyms

  • search (about or around)
  • hunt (about or around)
  • scrabble (about or around)
  • rummage (about or around)
  • forage (about or around)
  • fossick (about or around)
  • root about or around
  • ferret about or around
  • cast about or around
  • poke about or around
  • nose about or around

Synonyms for scratch

to bring or come into abrasive contact, often with a harsh grating sound

to remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean

to decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged)

an incision, a notch, or a slight cut made with or as if with a knife

something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange

Synonyms for scratch

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

a depression scratched or carved into a surface

a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

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

dry mash for poultry

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a harsh noise made by scraping

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(golf) a handicap of zero strokes

an indication of damage

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cause friction

cut the surface of

scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

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postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

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

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gather (money or other resources) together over time

carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

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But James soon discovers that they have barely scratched the surface of weird.
We have only scratched the surface on track to have a very profitable release.
The sophistication of these applications continues to improve, and although we have only just scratched the surface on the delivery of mobile email, a newer breed of mobile enterprise application providers has emerged.
Our thin client terminals sales throughout Latin America and the Caribbean have only scratched the surface of the sales potential, and we believe that this region offers us significant opportunities for future growth," said Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT.
We are pleased with the impact we've made in such a short period, but we've just scratched the surface.
Rogers possesses, I feel that we have only scratched the surface of the potential clients J&B is capable of servicing in the Tri County area.
Very little modern exploration has been done in the area and the current mining operations appear to have just scratched the surface.
I do not believe we have scratched the surface of the monthly acquisition numbers we are capable of as we seek to aggressively ramp up this program.
We have just scratched the surface on robust thick client/thin client integration that this product gives us.
Our ResidenceWare product has been very well received in the hotel market, and a Fortune 100 company is closely associated with our SateLink product, but we believe we have only scratched the surface of our potential markets.