scratch out


scratch out
a) To remove something by scratching.
b) To remove something which was written, by erasing or by putting a mark through it.

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  • scratch out — verb strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out scratch out my name on that list • Syn: ↑cut out • Hypernyms: ↑erase, ↑rub out, ↑score out, ↑efface, ↑wipe off …   Useful english dictionary

  • scratch out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms scratch out : present tense I/you/we/they scratch out he/she/it scratches out present participle scratching out past tense scratched out past participle scratched out to remove a word from a sentence or… …   English dictionary

  • Scratch — Scratch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scratched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scratching}.] [OE. cracchen (perhaps influenced by OE. scratten to scratch); cf. OHG. chrazz[=o]n, G. kratzen, OD. kratsen, kretsen, D. krassen, Sw. kratsa to scrape, kratta to rake, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scratch a living — phrase to manage to earn only just enough money to live The farmer somehow managed to scratch a living from the arid land. Thesaurus: to earn or to get moneysynonym to have just enough moneysynonym Main entry: scratch * * * scratch a li …   Useful english dictionary

  • scratch — scratch1 [skrætʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(rub your skin)¦ 2¦(cut somebody s skin)¦ 3¦(make a mark)¦ 4¦(animals)¦ 5¦(remove something)¦ 6¦(remove writing)¦ 7¦(make a noise)¦ 8 scratch the surface 9 scratch your head 10¦(stop something happening)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scratch — scratchable, adj. scratchably, adv. scratcher, n. scratchless, adj. scratchlike, adj. /skrach/, v.t. 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one s hand on a nail. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • scratch — scratch1 [ skrætʃ ] verb * ▸ 1 rub with your nails ▸ 2 damage surface ▸ 3 produce noise ▸ 4 remove someone/something ▸ 5 decide not to do something ▸ 6 write something quickly ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to pull your nails along… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scratch — I UK [skrætʃ] / US verb Word forms scratch : present tense I/you/we/they scratch he/she/it scratches present participle scratching past tense scratched past participle scratched * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to pull your nails along your skin,… …   English dictionary

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