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'scratch' - used as a noun
1. an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
2. a depression scratched or carved into a surface
3. informal term for money
4. dry mash for poultry
5. a harsh noise made by scraping
6. poor handwriting
7. an indication of damage

'scratch' - used as a verb
8. cause friction
my sweater scratches
9. cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
10. scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Don't scratch your insect bites!
11. postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
scratch that meeting--the chair is ill
12. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
scratch that remark
13. gather (money or other resources) together over time
they scratched a meager living
14. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

derived forms
1. Scratch / Plural
scratches
2. Scratch / Past
scratched
3. Scratch / Third Person
scratches
4. Scratch / Present Participle
scratching
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Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand.