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 around

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


    SYNONYMS
    search, hunt, hunt around, cast about, cast round, cast around, rummage, rummage around, forage, forage about, poke about, poke around, scrabble, grub about, grub around, root, root around, scavenge, fish about, fish around, rake around, feel around, grope, grope around, nose about, nose round, nose around, ferret, ferret about, ferret, ferret around
    up to scratch

    ‘the workmanship once again is up to scratch’


    SYNONYMS
    good enough, up to the mark, up to standard, up to par, satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, passable, sufficient, competent, all right
    informal OK, up to snuff
    ANTONYMS

    below standard, unacceptable