Translation of scratch in Spanish:


rasguño, n.

Pronunciation /skrætʃ/ /skratʃ/

See Spanish definition of rasguño


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    • 1.1(injury)

      rasguño masculine
      arañazo masculine
      it's just a scratch no es más que un rasguño
      • he escaped without a scratch resultó ileso
      • scratch mark arañazo
      • Notice the puncture marks, scratches and big gash all the way to the lower right
      • Which card is more likely to be marked by nicks and scratches on its edges?
      • The black scuff marks and smaller scratches left last Friday night don't bother me as much - they're merely cosmetic.
      • With scratches and flaws marking up the picture, I'm sad to report that this picture is sub-par.
      • The films are not well preserved, so there are plenty of scratches and burn marks, and dirt on the prints.
      • If the flooring has spillage marks or deep scratches then get these attended to as quickly as possible.
      • This speed assures elimination of swirl marks and scratches in the wood.
      • Traditional machines have individual grinding heads that travel in their own radius, leaving scratches or permanent marks.
      • Any scratch, dent or mark, however little, is taken note of and fixed.
      • He assured me that no-one will ever notice the small scratch mark he was able to make.
      • We had to apply it liberally on all wounds, even minor scratches and mosquito bites.
      • These scratch marks, which resemble fine brown hairs, are always located on the upper third of the flower.
      • His black shirt was torn, leaving her with a good look at his chest, filled with scratches and wounds.
      • Her fingers brushed against the smooth glass of the jewel and she withdrew it, carefully inspecting it for chips or scratches.
      • My knees were bruised from tripping, and my arms and legs had scratches from tree branches that reached as far as they could to grab travelers.
      • Her arms were covered in scratches and there was one extremely deep one that was still seeping some blood.
      • Jodi had several scratches on her arms and, Vaughn assumed, on her legs as well.
      • Because granite is melted rock, it has uniform properties, which makes it quite hard and resistant to scratches.
      • Conjunctivitis may also occur due to allergies or from a scratch on the surface of the eye.
      • Scratch marks will usually go away one or two weeks after treatment.

    • 1.2(on paint, record, furniture)

      rayón masculine
      • The sound quality is fine, much as it was on the original LPs - minus the surface noise and scratches, however.
      • The scratches and surface noise of Jeck's vinyl further emphasise this notion.
      • Yes, they were free from the scratches, clicks and pops that plagued records, but otherwise perfect they weren't.
      • For all that we now quest for absolute fidelity in recordings, I like the comforting scratch of an old record.

    • 1.3(sound)

      chirrido masculine
      • The only other noises were the scratches of the rats claws as they helped themselves to whatever was stored in their sanctuary.
      • Embedded within Pole's framework of clicks, snaps and scratches are subtle yet absorbing layers of sound.
      • First came the sound of voices outside, a familiar chitter of laughter, then the scratch at the door.
      • You need the right song to remix because there are certain ones that aren't constructed to add bleeps, scratches or a constant thumping bass line.
      • It was just a scratch on the door, a muffled noise, and a little flashlight waving at the end of the hall.
      • I then heard the scratch of a match against its box.
      • A few moments later I heard the scratch of a match against a striker, then smelled the sweet acrid aroma of marijuana.
      • She was still holding the book and just staring at it when a scratch sounded at the door.
      • George on the camera is a genius and Frank on sound could make a chalk scratch on a blackboard sound like music.
      • Acoustic and seismic listening device: extremely sensitive tool which can hear the slightest tap or scratch of a trapped person.
      • Beeps, clicks and scratches run underneath - and alongside - strings, stand-up bass and a variety of percussion.
      • A moment later we heard the unmistakable scratch of the front door closing, and the quiet start of an engine.
      • On the recording, however, I keep hearing the surreptitious scratch of a lighter.
      • The last ten minutes were silent broken only by the scratch of a pencil.
      • He could hear the scratch of her pencil, and the air moving past the car.
      • She crawled back into bed when she heard a scratch at her bedroom door.
      • Maybe it was fifteen minutes later when the scratch at the flimsy door disturbed us.
      • There was a scratch at the door and the butler announced another visitor.
      • The same answer came and the scratch of a pen followed.

    • 1.4(act)

      to have a scratch rascarse
      • can you give my back a scratch? ¿me rascas la espalda?
      • The women resume their conversation and the dogs, no longer interested in each other have a scratch or look for more interesting smells to divert their attention.
      • When you've got an itch on your back you'll do anything for a scratch and there's not much in the ocean to rub against.
      • I picked up the paper clip as my mind told me ‘Just one little scratch wont hurt.’
      • His tweed cap was removed only occasionally, and only long enough for a frustrated head scratch.
      • She joked, reaching down to give the beast a scratch behind the ears.
      • Truman meowed again and accepted the offered scratch behind the ears with great appreciation.
      • I gave Wilma one last scratch behind the ear, and I ran downstairs.

  • 2US slang

    guita feminine slang
    lana feminine Latin America informal
    pasta feminine Spain informal
    • By '99 they saved up enough scratch to record a full-length album, Rock and Roll Port Three.
    • As for material resources, some bloggers are now able to earn some scratch, but this is an effect rather than a cause of their success.
    • I've done some columns, I've had some freelance gigs, and Smith has gotten me some scratch working for the Internet site.
    • The singer plans to make some serious scratch overseas doing promotional work.
    • Unfortunately, the good mayor's policy of using municipal scratch to buy staff birthday goodies and Christmas presents has also faded into the tundra.
    • The film makes it very clear that, without some scratch, there is no influence and very little indiscriminate sex.
    • I'm a grad student right now, so I don't have a lot of scratch to work with.
    • A guy could have quite the weekend in Vegas with that kind of scratch.
    • The film debut was still a bright spot this weekend and the film will likely sweep up some decent scratch over the coming weeks.
    • The upside is that with so much freelance work crammed into a short amount of time, it will bring in a fair amount of scratch.
    • Many owners suspect, of course, that as the refs demand full-time wages, their true plan is to take the added scratch and keep the other jobs anyway.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(damage)

      (paint/record/furniture) rayar
      • As you can see in the picture below, a deliberate attempt to damage the mousing surface by scratching it with a key caused very little damage.
      • Let only the flat edge of the blade touch the surface to prevent scratching it.
      • Never use abrasives on either anodized or painted surfaces as they will scratch it.
      • When the businessman returned to his car, however, he found that one of the locals had taken a nail to it, badly scratching the paint.
      • I'm not sure if it's the shipping, but our base was scratched pretty badly.
      • Blow or tip these shavings from your material at regular intervals: never use a brush as this could badly scratch your surface.
      • When you rent DVDs, how on earth do you manage to scratch them up so badly?
      • He still had on some armor that covered his rather muscular physique, but it was scratched and dented pretty badly.
      • How to clean leather with serious grease or oil stains without scratching the fabric is simple.
      • He scratched a match across the surface of the table and lit his pipe.
      • Place a canvas drop cloth over the floor of the tub or shower to protect the surface from the sand-like grout that can scratch it.
      • Use a narrow wooden spatula or similar tool that won't scratch the wok's cooking surface.
      • Cases hitting the ground will inevitably pick up grit that can scratch the inside of the die and leave a mark on every case loaded.
      • The outside edges on my ring come to pretty sharp 90 degree angle and I've scratched a few windows including a car windshield with it.
      • On my return I found that my vehicle was scratched with what seems to be a very sharp instrument - perhaps a nail - from the front fender to the back tail gate.
      • Early treatises advise rubbing the surface with garlic, but more usually the panel was scratched slightly to provide some tooth to which the paint can adhere.
      • An unexpected sharp vibration can cause the head to crash onto the surface of the disk, gouging it like a phonograph needle can scratch a record.
      • Don't try to remove it all by scraping or you will scratch the surfaces.
      • I check whether I'm still able to judge speed and distance accurately by making sure I can get my car key in the door lock without breaking it or scratching the paintwork.
      • In May vandals went on the rampage trashing cars in a spate of incidents on the estates, including smashing windows, slashing sunroofs, tyres and scratching paintwork.

    • 1.2(with claws, nails)

      the cat has scratched all the chairs el gato ha arañado todas las sillas
      • she scratched my face me arañó la cara
      • Then it started on my face and some other parts of my body which you cannot scratch in public.
      • Huck itches all over and tries not to scratch himself so he doesn't make any noise.
      • ‘Uh, yea,’ Mark said scratching the back of his neck and walking closer to me.
      • Mark scratched the back of his head, a sure sign he was trying to come up with something to say.
      • The more you thought about not scratching it, the worse it itched.
      • He could not walk, talk, lift his arms, feed himself or scratch himself.
      • He is scratching his chin as he considers the question.
      • Yawning, the teenage girl reached to scratch her neck, and felt the marks left there on her vein.
      • ‘All done,’ he said happily, scratching his nose and laving a grease stain on the tip of it.
      • As he stood scratching his belly, dragging long sharp nails through the thin fur there, he decided that a simple favor was needed.
      • But even though I've stopped scratching it, it still hasn't healed.
      • ‘For the Love of Any Patron Saint that's in the area and available,’ said I, taking my hat off my head and scratching my forehead.
      • ‘No,’ said I scratching my shoulder and looking over at Poppy, my most excellent beagle, who was trying to catch a bumble bee.
      • I was itchy, but as soon as I would scratch my arms they would hurt like I had bruised them.
      • He just nodded and looked out the window while scratching his lower/inner arm.
      • My arms were around her waist, so I scratched her lower back softly.
      • She relaxed a bit, and lightly scratched her chin.
      • He unfolded his arms, and the landlord flinched in terror, but the hradani merely scratched his chin thoughtfully.
      • I'm just scratching your back to make you feel more comfortable, " I explained.
      • "Yeah, " Brandon nodded, absently scratching his ear.
      • She could here the birds scratching at the ground outside her tent, the leaves on on the tree by the door blowing in the brisk wind.
      • As they talked, one of his chickens scratched up a coin that the young Swede recognised (so he says) as bearing the head of the Emperor Augustus.
      • The man still thinks in terms of animal manure and chickens scratching in the yard.
      • Chickens scratched in the company of a stately, gruff-voiced, very respectable pig, rooting under a walnut tree.
      • Ideally they would have a movable coup or ark that can be put on a patch of soil where the birds will scratch around eating every pest, as well as most weeds - and also fertilising the soil.
      • Several chickens scratched about outside what appeared to be a chicken coop.
      • In the chiaroscuro of this place of offering, figured with the wax and soot of burned candles, a chicken scratches near a sacrificial stone.
      • You'll feel a smug warmth every time you pass a broiler chicken house and think of your own happy, healthy poultry scratching in the dust at home.
      • Hens enjoy scratching, preening and dustbathing and the deep straw covered floor encourages these social activities.
      • By the halfway mark of our stay, I took to wandering down to the stables to count the remaining ducks scratching around in the straw and ensure there was no danger of a supply crisis before we left.
      • Throwing scratch grain around will get the hens scratching, which will fluff up the bedding and keep it well mixed.
      • I looked at a few hens scratching in the grit at the hut's door.
      • The only things living were a sow, her piglets, and some hens scratching in the dirt.
      • Typically feeding on the ground, they uncover food by scratching with their feet or digging with their bills.
      • These birds didn't even scratch the ground for food, practicing normal foraging behavior.
      • They can scratch in the ground and eat seeds and bugs as well as their regular chicken feed.
      • People are bargaining, arguing, gossiping; dogs are bickering, chickens scratching in the dirt.
      • The only things living were a sow, her piglets, and some hens scratching in the dirt.
      • She lowered her head and scratched in the dirt with her horn.
      • When it hatched, it grew up like other chickens, picking and scratching for food.

    • 1.3

      (name/initials) marcar
      (name/initials) grabar
      • A while ago, while in Northern Ireland, I saw someone had scratched the name INLA into the wood of a door in a stall.
      • Most often, the entire presentation surface of a redware object was covered with white slip, and a design was then scratched into the surface.
      • Engraving is done by scratching a drawing with a sharp tool on a metal sheet and then making a print from the scratched lines.
      • After being air-dried, an awl or pointed stick could be used to scratch a simple design into the surface.
      • He scratched his name into the silica surface in a popular act of vandalism.
      • Pictures of hunters were painted or scratched on cave walls all over the world.
      • Spread the fertilizer evenly around the plants and scratch it into the soil surface.
      • Jamali also paints on cork, mixing pigments and scratching imagery onto the surface with sticks and his fingernails.
      • To determine whether the liposomes spread onto the DPPA surface as a monolayer or bilayer, a defect was scratched into the lipid surface.
      • Each seal has a series of lines of varying orientations scratched into its inside surface.
      • A large red heart with the figure of a female nude scratched on the surface, was a favourite of his fiancée and was painted shortly after he met her.
      • She ran her hand against the steel plated walls and crouched down to see writings that had been scratched into the metal, probably with a knife.
      • Returning on his own, he discovers a cellar scratched from the earth and covered with corrugated iron.
      • Using a sharp instrument, Verster then draws and scratches patterns and images into this surface, revealing the strata of yellow beneath.

    • 1.4(to relieve itch)

      (bite/rash) rascarse
      could you scratch my back for me? ¿me rascas la espalda?
      • he scratched his head se rascó la cabeza
      • we're all scratching our heads, trying to think of a solution nos estamos devanando los sesos buscando una solución

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    • 2.1(strike out, cancel)

      (word/sentence) tachar
      • Wednesday's launch was scratched because of a reading of low current from a battery system on the rocket's second stage.
      • Actually, scratch that, it sounds too much like we live in a lost and found shoebox.
      • York RI will also play a fixture originally scratched because of poor weather when they travel to Northallerton in Yorkshire Three.
      • Oh wait scratch that I do plan ahead.
      • It had over a dozen different words written on it and all were scratched out except for the last.
      • It is an explanation consistent with the typing of his name on the deed only to be scratched out and Adam's name written in.
      • It's full of marks and words that are scratched out here and there.
      • Her name had been scratched out and all the evidence of her reign was deposited in one location.
      • Underneath, ineptly scratched out, three telltale words are still discernible: ‘Made in Taiwan’.
      • Later, when they checked his wallet, they found that he had scratched out his address in his passport and any other details that would have helped them contact his family.
      • I borrowed the nametag keeper's pen and scratched out as much of the name on the tag as I could, attempting to replace it with my actual, real name.
      • Possessed only of his passport, from which he scratched out his home address, Kahn remained unidentified for several days in the city morgue.
      • The postcard itself has a postmark from 1958 and has some writing on it which is still visible, even though violently scratched out.
      • Someone, however, scratched out ‘Briefing Room’ with a large black marker.
      • The rest I put back into their boxes, scratched out my address and replaced it with theirs, and sent them off.
      • I scoffed as Cale jotted down one line beneath the twenty scratched out ones.
      • Forthworth took a pen out of his pocket, and scratched out the part about sustaining life.
      • He scratched out the notes on the paper he had made and began to write new ones.
      • This really was not a document that could be just quickly scratched out and rewritten.
      • She scratched out that box and ticked the third one as the more accurate.
      • I furiously scratched out what I had just written in the notebook, and replaced it with more than just a few malicious thoughts.
      • She - I assumed it was a she - had scratched out the original name and put her own name in its place.
      • Nerissa shrugged in return as she scratched out whatever it had been that she'd been drawing.
      • This guy then scratched out his name on the script and put down his girlfriend's name.

    • 2.2Sport

      (horse/athlete) retirar
      • Failure to play before the deadline may result in both players being scratched from the competition without notice.
      • The committee have decided that players who have not played the games by that date will be automatically scratched from the competition.
      • Jeter was the starter in last year's All-Star Game at Turner Field, but only because Rodriguez had to be scratched from the game due to injury.
      • Garcia was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to the injuries he sustained on his left hand, but will be available later in the series.
      • Wells suffered a strained left groin muscle during a May 23 start at Toronto and was scratched from his next outing.
      • The club can afford to be careful with RHP Jason Schmidt, who was scratched from his start Sunday because of elbow tendinitis.
      • Injuries have played a part - he was scratched from a start earlier this week with a sore right shoulder.
      • The match was abandoned, Palmeiras-B was scratched from the tournament by IFA and the title went to the city giant.
      • Shine Again is a half sister to four-year-old Shiny Band, who was scratched from the First Flight.
      • Subsequent bulletins were upbeat but a muscle problem would not dissipate and, a further ten days later, Yeats was scratched from the Derby.
      • Two of the original four West Virginia-breds were scratched from the event.
      • He was scratched from the lineup yesterday and was walking stiffly as the result of having his neck and back taped up.
      • Last year French was banned from racing for two years and scratched from Olympic competition for life.
      • McKee thought he would play in the next game, but Ruff scratched him again.
      • May was able to pitch but was scratched because of a renewed muscle tweak.
      • The German was branded a cheat and scratched from that year's drivers' championship for unsportsmanlike conduct.
      • Some will be scratched; others will play through the pain.
      • Alabama Stakes winner Island Fashion was one of five fillies scratched from the race.
      • Speedy Punta, a six-year-old gelding by Punta Arenas, was tested on course and scratched from his intended race.
      • She was scratched out of Friday's Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill in favor of Saturday's race.

  • 3

    (scribble hurriedly)
    • He held out the paper again, so I hurriedly scratched my name on his dotted line.
    • He went on marking things down on his clipboard, violently scratching a multitude of checks and notations onto the paper.
    • Then, driven by whatever strange spirit possesses them, they begin monitoring speed, distance and trajectory, scratching their findings into notebooks.
    • Lissie looked down at the poem she'd been scratching down.
    • Yes, a dark-haired, humanly-dressed faerie was dragging the pen back and forth, scratching out words onto the paper.
    • Andrew nodded, tore a page out of the sketch book in his pocket and scratched out his number with a stumpy pencil hooked in the books ring binder.
    • Then the woman scratched out a note and placed it beneath the glass of water at his bedside.
    • The entire bus ride, I scratched out the most scathing letter.
    • Every time I took a 20-minute break from the books, I scratched out a few lines of code.
    • Near the end of the book with its empty gaping pages and neat writing was a verse scratched out with red pen.
    • Returning when she needed to the ink well, she scratched out her scribbling in a fine script that even the most cultured hand would envy.
    • Then one of us scratched out some notes, the other one picked it up and ran with it a few more paces and, in the fullness of time, an essay emerged.
    • Hawksblade chuckled as he read the next line scratched out in ink.
    • James watched as the good doctor scratched out a quick report on some looseleaf.
    • In fury Beethoven scratched out the dedication at the betrayal of his ideals.
    • He scratched out his first poem while taking a break from failing a thermodynamics exam, on which he receive a nine out of a possible one hundred.
    • She scratched out a note with a slightly shaky hand, folded it, and attached it to the leather straps tied to the skytyr's foot.
    • They love to crunch numbers and scratch out mock drafts on legal pads at work.
    • All it took was a few plays scratched out on Bowden's legal pad.
    • I grabbed a pen and scratched down ‘goodbye’ on a napkin.

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(damage, wound)

      • If your child cuts or scratches his or her skin, be sure to use soap and water to clean the area because open wounds are more susceptible to warts and other infections.
      • He dropped one hand and the one on her chin was drawn away with the nails toward her skin, so he scratched her slightly.
      • Wambach's skin had been scratched and bruised in several places.
      • A branch scratched him on the arm, ripping lightly into his flesh and a skimpy drop of blood came out.
      • I punched and kicked and even resulted in petty hair pulling while she wildly thrashed her arms trying to scratch me.
      • He developed a facial infection after being scratched by a rose thorn.
      • He has to wear tights on his legs and long sleeves on his arms on a hot Missouri day so he doesn't scratch himself.
      • I am always stubbing my toe, smashing my arms against walls, tripping over, scratching myself.
      • She showed no sign of caring that her slim boyish legs, encased in her elder brothers khaki shorts, were being scratched by the thorns of the roses that she skedaddled past.
      • The branches were scratching the two men's arms as they went through the woods, one dragging the other.
      • She sat down and looked to her arms, which had been bruised and scratched by the brush.
      • Their hair was messy, their clothes were ripped, their skin was dirty and scratched, and their eyes were dulled by the expression of misery.
      • In a minor scuffle with a thief, the colleague is wounded when a fellow passenger scratches him accidentally.
      • She told me that, without any warning, the cat had jumped on her, scratched her, and bitten her in the right arm.
      • Curious, she looked at her arms, they too were scratched and bruised, but only slightly.
      • Other weeds, including sand bur and thistle, can also scratch and irritate your skin.
      • The 44-year-old housekeeper alleged Campbell punched and scratched her face so badly she went to hospital.
      • The black-haired boy looked as if he had died and come back to life - his lips were dry and cut, he had a black eye, and his cheek was scratched badly.
      • His face, arms and legs were badly scratched and his clothes were torn.
      • His face was scratched and his robe was stained with crimson.

    • 1.2(rub)

      (wool/sweater) raspar
      (wool/sweater) picar

    • 1.3(to relieve itching)

      don't scratch! ¡no te rasques!

    • 1.4(make scratching sound)

      it's the cat scratching at the door es el gato, que está arañando la puerta
      • Yes, something was behind the vent, scratching to get out.
      • She scratches at the wall but it doesn't sound the same.
      • Its huge feet and long legs kept up with her easily, its clawed hands were stretched out ready to grab her, scratching against the walls, making a spine shilling noise.
      • We heard scratching behind the kitchen units three nights ago.
      • If the cat is scratching at the door and meowing to be let out, just ignore him.
      • Your cat scratches at the door after being fed.
      • A dog howled at the door and then started scratching furiously at the door, as a screeching grew louder.
      • There was a sound of claws scratching against stone, then a heavy thud.
      • His fingernails scraped, scratched at the doorknob with urgency.
      • On the deck below Maria heard the poor dog scratching at the wooden planks anxiously.
      • While assassins approached the tent, Pompey began barking and scratching to warn his master, finally jumping on William's face to wake him.
      • The dogs, now deprived of their warm and huddled sleep at the foot of Matty's bed, spent the nights scratching and sniffing at the back door, whining to be let in.
      • It really is quite remarkable the way in which those cute little white paws can convey such anger and indignation when they are scratching relentlessly on one's bedroom door.
      • One extremely large creature traveled up inside the wall, and took up residence directly over our bed, scratching and keeping us awake each night.
      • It seemed to have been a bird scratching at her window.
      • I wolfed it, famished, while cats scratched at gaps in the floorboards and invisible mice.
      • If the fact that their kitten was scratching and meowing to come into my place is anything to go by, it's not pretty.
      • Activists did not consider it Scottish enough and chose a new logo featuring a lion apparently scratching at a red door.
      • The dog scratched and padded around the place and pushed his dish across the kitchen floor tiles.
      • Down here is all darkness, the only sound the slur of rain in the dirt, water rats scratching inside the walls.

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  • 1

    (player/runner) de primera
    • I never ever did beat Jonno off a scratch event, but Harry used to make sure that Jon always gave me a start and I'd get the best out of myself by trying to stay in front.
    • He was a scratch player at 12 and had a stellar international record as an amateur.
    • I won't get the benefit of those eighteen shots because it is a scratch event but at least I could make an attempt at qualifying.
    • Some of us may never be able to hit the ball as accurately, powerfully or consistently as a scratch player, but with work, we can realistically hope to putt like one.
    • He was also an avid golfer and as long as most can remember was close to being a scratch player.
    • Although the event is scratch matchplay, Air Force golfers on handicaps up to 18 are encouraged to nominate.
    • He has won most of the honours that the game has to offer and in his prime was almost a scratch player.
    • How difficult, while still being fair, is the course for the scratch player from the back tees?
    • There is a massive difference between being a scratch golfer at home and playing the difficult courses from the back tees!
    • But look at the difference between a 9-handicapper and a scratch golfer.
    • Lount, who has been a member at Pike Hills for eight years and first played in the Yorkshire Order of Merit in 2002, is now a scratch golfer but has no plans to turn professional.
    • Paul, who is already a scratch golfer, is the grandson of well-known Newbridge man Tommy O Hanlon.
    • But it's his sense of humour that shines through, and he brings that to the very serious world of scratch masters.
    • She knows if it wasn't for the support of her parents she would not be a scratch golfer now contemplating the possibility of turning professional.
    • Ludwell went on to become a scratch golfer and made many appearances for Yorkshire.
    • It doesn't matter if you're a duffer or a scratch golfer, there are a wide variety of courses with unique layouts and challenges for golfers of all skill levels.
    • She joined Clitheroe Golf Club at the age of eight and became a scratch golfer three weeks after her 16th birthday.
    • Other notables were Mick, who talked the golf crew through 18 holes of scratch golf.
    • A scratch golfer who mixes freely with professionals in that game, McGwire is a good judge of what he sees and hears around the circuit.
    • On Sunday a minor/intermediate scratch cup takes place.
    • There followed a scurry round to assemble a scratch team, kit them up, organise travel arrangements etc.
    • Bath took the game to the Italians with a scratch squad and did so with such determination that there was never any argument about this result.
    • A scratch crew from the rest of current affairs had to do the job instead.
    • The UK's greatest scratch DJ crew will bring two hours of the finest UK and US hip hop with incredible turntable skills.
    • Captain Phillips was not aboard for her last voyage in 1984, which was with a scratch crew taking her to be scrapped.
    • Unfortunately, however, the year 2000 saw the demise of what has been known as the most influential scratch crew ever.
    • As a result of a threatened boycott by the former dictator's defence team, the trial may have to take place with a scratch team of lawyers appointed by the court itself.
    • Bringing up the rear of the field was scratch man John Pearson.
    • An allconquering Trinity side from the 1970s is to be pitted against a scratch team of young hopefuls.
    • And then he did it again, leading the scratch platoon he had formed on to its objective.
    • With the pitch already booked but no one to play, word reached the Lashings pub, where a scratch team was hastily put together among staff and regulars.
    • As a lad in Clifton in York, others recalled how he had insisted everyone wore white for scratch cricket matches.
    • After a blistering start, the scratch group of riders caught the rest of the field with two laps to go.
    • He is, he says, not remotely put off by the ease with which a scratch side with ‘no gameplan and a smattering of hangovers’ dismantled Scotland on Thursday night.
    • Lown bowls weekly in a scratch league at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas and carried a 189 average last season.
    • Glass was taking courses at KU, so he joined a scratch league at the student union.
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    (haphazard, motley)
    (team/meal) improvisado