scratching, present participle; scratched, past tense; scratched, past participle; scratches, 3rd person singular present;
Assembled or made from whatever is available, and so unlikely to be of the highest quality
at least two vessels set sail with scratch crews
(of a sports competitor or event) With no handicap given
Score or mark the surface of (something) with a sharp or pointed object
the car's paintwork was battered and scratched
he scratched at a stain on his jacket
Make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of
her arms were scratched by the thorns
I scratched myself on the tree
Rub (a part of one's body) with one's fingernails to relieve itching
Jessica lifted her sunglasses and scratched her nose
Make (a mark or hole) by scoring a surface with a sharp or pointed object
I found two names scratched on one of the windowpanes
Write (something) hurriedly or awkwardly
pass me my writing things—I'll scratch a few letters before I get up
Remove (something) from something else by pulling a sharp implement over it
he scratched away the plaster
Make a rasping or grating noise by scraping something over a hard surface
the dog scratched to be let in
there was a sound of scratching behind the wall
Play a record using the scratch technique
(of a bird or mammal, esp. a chicken) Rake the ground with the beak or claws in search of food
Accomplish (something) with great effort or difficulty
he scratches out a living growing strawberries
Cancel or strike out (writing) with a pen or pencil
the name of Dr. McNab was scratched out and that of Dr. Daniels substituted
Withdraw (a competitor) from a competition
Oswald's Zephyr was the second horse to be scratched from a race today
(of a competitor) Withdraw from a competition
due to a knee injury she was forced to scratch from the race
Cancel or abandon (an undertaking or project)
the original filming schedule has been scratched
A mark or wound made by scratching
the scratches on her arm were throbbing
scratch marks on the door
A slight or insignificant wound or injury
it's nothing—just a scratch
An act or spell of scratching oneself to relieve itching
he gave his scalp a good scratch
A rasping or grating noise produced by something rubbing against a hard surface
the scratch of a match lighting a cigarette
A rough hiss, caused by the friction of the stylus in the groove, heard when a record is played
A technique, used esp. in rap music, of stopping a record by hand and moving it back and forth to give a rhythmic scratching effect
The starting point in a handicap for a competitor receiving no odds
A handicap of zero, indicating that a player is good enough to achieve par on a course
he was working to get some scratch together
abrasion: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
rub: cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
incision: a depression scratched or carved into a surface
cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
boodle: informal terms for money
rub: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!"
Scratch is the third album by Japanese pop singer Kaela Kimura, released on February 7, 2007 . It reached number one on the Japanese Oricon albums chart.
Gobots was a line of transforming robot toys produced by Tonka from 1983 to 1987, similar to Transformers. In 1991, the Gobots range was acquired from Tonka Inc. by Hasbro.
A Scratch Monkey is a term used in hacker jargon, as in "Before testing or reconfiguring, always mount a scratch monkey", a proverb used to advise caution when dealing with irreplaceable data or devices. ...
Scratch was a magazine about the art of creating hip-hop. It featured articles regarding producers, musicians and DJs that make beats for rap records, and details the secret methods, stories, partnerships, philosophies and equipment behind the music. ...
Kyle Jones, better known as Scratch, is an American hip hop artist. He is a MC who specializes in beatboxing or vocal percussion. He is probably best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.
Scratch is an educational programming language that allows people of any experience background and age to experiment with the concepts of fully versatile computer programming by using an alterable GUI. ...
A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching; An act of scratching the skin to alleviate an itch or irritation; A starting line (originally and simply, a line scratched in the ground); A foul in pool, as where the cue ball is put into a pocket or jumps off the table; ...
(scratched) Produced by scratching
(SCRATCHED) a coin with a scratch too large to be eligible for problem-free coin grading. Most often this problem description is accompanied by a location, either obverse or reverse.
(Scratches) Narrow, shallow, elongated, rough-edged depressions on the surface of a fashioned diamond, usually appearing as faint white lines under magnification. Return to Top »
(SCRATCHES) Rub or scrape marks evident under standard viewing conditions
(Scratches (Pastern Dermatitis)) A chronic skin condition found in the pastern area. For more information: Pastern Dermatitis in Horses
(Scratches) Any marking or tearing of the surface appearing as though it had been done by either a sharp or rough instrument.
(Scratches) Breaks in the lacquer, enamel or tin coating caused by sharp projections. Should be designated by position, depth, cause, body maker scratches, etc,.
(Scratches) Lines caused by the abrasion of one surface against another during rolling, processing or shipping.
(Scratches) Slight incisions, breaks, tears or indentations on the surface caused by abrasive friction. ^[top]
(Scratches) The marring of the surface caused by physical trauma such as small stones or sand embedded in shoes scraping across a marble floor.
(Scratches) and minor impacts: With a very fine brush, take the surface shade and add a darker shade to it. Brush quickly using only the toe of the brush in order to get a very fine line. Do so a few times on your miniature. You can also do this with a shade that is darker than the basic shade.
(Scratches) visible marks that have blemished the surface of the piece. Replacements may sell these pieces at a discount, and clearly marks their status on product listings. Replacements does not sell chipped or cracked pieces.