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scratch British & World English

Score or mark the surface of (something) with a sharp or pointed object

scratch English Thesaurus

take care not to scratch the surface on plastic baths

from scratch British & World English

From the very beginning, especially without making use of or relying on any previous work for assistance

scratch card British & World English

A card with a section or sections coated in an opaque waxy substance which may be scraped away to reveal a symbol indicating whether a prize has been won in a competition

scratch coat British & World English

A rough coating of plaster scratched before it is quite dry to ensure the adherence of the next coat

scratch test British & World English

A test for an allergic reaction in which a possible allergen is applied to a scratched area of skin

scratch video British & World English

A video made by mixing together short clips into a single film with a synchronized soundtrack

up to scratch British & World English

Up to the required standard; satisfactory

scratch-resistant British & World English

(Of a surface or hard material) not easily damaged by scratching

cat scratch fever British & World English

An infectious disease occurring after a scratch by a cat’s claw, a splinter, or a thorn

scratch one's head British & World English

Think hard in order to find a solution to something

scratch the surface British & World English

Deal with a matter only in the most superficial way

scratch for in scratch British & World English

Search for (someone or something that is hard to locate or find)

scratch along in scratch British & World English

Make a living with difficulty

scratch a —— and find a —— British & World English

Used to suggest that an investigation of someone or something soon reveals their true nature

from scratch in scratch British & World English

From the very beginning, especially without making use of or relying on any previous work for assistance

you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours British & World English

If you do me a favour, I’ll return it

up to scratch in scratch British & World English

Up to the required standard; satisfactory

scratch one's head in scratch British & World English

Think hard in order to find a solution to something

scratchboard British & World English

Another term for scraperboard.

scratch the surface in scratch British & World English

Deal with a matter only in the most superficial way

cat scratch disease in cat scratch fever British & World English

An infectious disease occurring after a scratch by a cat’s claw, a splinter, or a thorn

up to scratch in scratch English Thesaurus

the workmanship once again is up to scratch

scratch a —— and find a —— in scratch British & World English

Used to suggest that an investigation of someone or something soon reveals their true nature

scratch about/around in scratch English Thesaurus

the authority had scratched around for every spare penny over the years