Synonyms of scratch in English:

scratch


See definition of scratch

verb

1‘take care not to scratch the surface on plastic baths’

SYNONYMS
score, abrade, scrape, roughen, scuff, scuff up, lacerate, groove, gash, engrave, incise, gouge

2‘thorns scratched her tender skin’

SYNONYMS
graze, scrape, abrade, rasp, skin, rub raw, cut, lacerate, bark, chafe, strip, flay, wound
technical excoriate

3‘he scratched the back of his neck’

SYNONYMS
rub, claw, claw at, scrape, tear at

4‘many names had been scratched out or overwritten’

SYNONYMS
cross out, strike out, score out, delete, erase, remove, strike off, eliminate, cancel, expunge, obliterate

5‘due to a knee injury she was forced to scratch from the race’

SYNONYMS
withdraw, pull out, pull out of, back out, back out of, bow out, bow out of, stand down, give up, leave, quit

noun

1‘he had two scratches on his cheek’

SYNONYMS
graze, scrape, abrasion, cut, laceration, wound

2‘there was a large dent in the panel and a scratch in the paint’

SYNONYMS
score, mark, line, abrasion, scrape, scuff, laceration, groove, gash, gouge

Phrases

    scratch about/around

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


    SYNONYMS


    up to scratch

    ‘the workmanship once again is up to scratch’


    SYNONYMS


    informal


    ANTONYMS

    below standard, unacceptable