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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a competitor who has withdrawn from competition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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It determined there was an urgent need to start from scratch and develop a financial reporting alternative to meet users' needs.
5 When viewing a property don't be put off by horrible decoration it can be a plus to start from scratch.
I'd rather invest in an existing store rather than start from scratch.
When you are pressing, you have to start from scratch,'' said Sanders, whose three-run home run off Kevin Appier got the Giants back into Game 2, which they eventually lost 11-10.
It's a setback where you have to start from scratch again.
The site also lets searchers leverage the work already done by others and build on that base rather than start from scratch.
Our preference would be that they start from scratch.
We're going to have to tear the whole thing up and start from scratch.
Designers can now tweak a running line style and color or opt to start from scratch using only a grayscale pattern.
We really had to start from scratch with most of our players,'' Robbsaid.
We are reinvesting in our infrastructure and they have to start from scratch.