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Synonyms for scratch

rub

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scratch about or round

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  • 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a competitor who has withdrawn from competition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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Editors across the land gnash teeth and scratch heads, attempting fresh ways to reach readers, younger audiences, doing what they can to keep the business relevant in a busy, crazy world.
(In 1973, Gilder wrote an anti-feminist tract, Sexual Suicide, declaring that "the woman's place is in the home.") All were together to scratch heads about "Democracy in Virtual America." Some participants spoke of the positive technological consequences of cyber-politics: Political parties can have volunteers working from home; political meetings can be held on-line.