Synonyms for (noun) scratch

Synonyms: mark, scar, scrape, scratch

Definition: an indication of damage

Similar words: mar, defect, blemish

Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Usage: a facial blemish


Synonyms: scratch

Definition: (golf) a handicap of zero strokes

Usage: a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course

Similar words: handicap

Definition: advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning


Synonyms: cacography, scratch, scrawl, scribble

Definition: poor handwriting

Similar words: script, hand, handwriting

Definition: something written by hand

Usage: she recognized his handwriting; his hand was illegible


Synonyms: scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching

Definition: a harsh noise made by scraping

Usage: the scrape of violin bows distracted her

Similar words: noise

Definition: sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

Usage: he enjoyed the street noises; they heard indistinct noises of people talking; during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels


Synonyms: scratch, chicken feed

Definition: dry mash for poultry

Similar words: mash

Definition: mixture of ground animal feeds


Synonyms: start, starting line, scratch, scratch line

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

Similar words: line

Definition: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area


Synonyms: scratch

Definition: a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

Similar words: rival, contender, challenger, competition, competitor

Definition: the contestant you hope to defeat

Usage: he had respect for his rivals; he wanted to know what the competition was doing


Synonyms: sugar, dinero, dough, gelt, boodle, bread, clams, cabbage, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, kale, simoleons, shekels, scratch, moolah, pelf, wampum

Definition: informal terms for money

Similar words: money

Definition: the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

Usage: we tried to collect the money he owed us


Synonyms: dent, prick, incision, slit, scratch

Definition: a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Similar words: depression, impression, imprint

Definition: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Usage: he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud


Synonyms: abrasion, scrape, scratch, excoriation

Definition: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Similar words: wound, lesion

Definition: an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

Synonyms for (verb) scratch

Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Similar words: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point


Synonyms: scrape, scratch, scratch up

Definition: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

Similar words: incise

Definition: make an incision into by carving or cutting


Synonyms: scratch, grave, inscribe, engrave

Definition: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

Usage: engrave a pen; engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's; the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

Similar words: carve, chip at

Definition: engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

Usage: carve one's name into the bark


Synonyms: come up, scrape, scrape up, scratch

Definition: gather (money or other resources) together over time

Usage: She had scraped together enough money for college; they scratched a meager living

Similar words: hoard, roll up, pile up, amass, accumulate, collect, compile

Definition: get or gather together

Usage: I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife; She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis; She rolled up a small fortune


Synonyms: scratch, strike, excise, expunge

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

Usage: Please strike this remark from the record; scratch that remark

Similar words: delete, cancel

Definition: remove or make invisible

Usage: Please delete my name from your list


Synonyms: rub, scratch, itch

Definition: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

Usage: Don't scratch your insect bites!

Similar words: irritate

Definition: excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

Usage: Aspirin irritates my stomach