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Definitions of scratch:

part of speech: noun

Scratcher.

part of speech: verb

To slightly mark or tear the surface of anything, as by the nails or by claws; to dig or excavate with the claws; to erase or rub out; to use nails or claws to tear or wound slightly; to rub with the nails.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To use the nails or claws in tearing or digging.

part of speech: noun

A mark or tear made by scratching: a slight wound: the line in a prize- ring up to which boxers are led, hence test, trial, as in phrase " to come up to the scratch.".

part of speech: verb transitive

To mark or tear the surface of with something pointed; wound slightly; tear or dig with the claws; cancel or erase; to scrape lightly with the finger nails to relieve itching.

part of speech: noun

A slight, rough, surface- wound by rubbing with anything pointed or ragged; laceration with the nails; a slight, rough, lined mark on anything; a line across a prize- ring up to which the combatants are brought when they begin to box- hence, in familiar language, test, trial, or proof.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To use the nails or claws in rubbing, tearing, or digging; to cause irritation or pain by rubbing; as, the collar scratches; to save money by great effort.

part of speech: noun

A mark or tear made by something pointed or rough; a slight wound; the starting line in a race; a test of courage; as, he came up to the scratch.

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