make lines on or in a surface with sth pointed or sharp e.g. fingernails, claws
get (oneself, a part of the body) clutched by accident
draw a line or lines through a word or words, a name, etc.
withdraw (a horse, a candidate, oneself) from a competition; take out (the name of a horse, a candidate) from a list of entries for a race or competition
an act of scratching (a part of the body)
a mark or small wound made by scratching
a sound made by scratching
"the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
"a golfer who plays at scratch should be able to achieve par on a course"
"my sweater scratches"
"Don't scratch your insect bites!"
"Call off the engagement"
"cancel the dinner party"
"we had to scrub our vacation plans"
"scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"
"Please strike this remark from the record"
"scratch that remark"
"She had scraped together enough money for college"
"they scratched a meager living"
"engrave a pen"
"engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"
"the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
Surely a few drops of blood from a scratch..are not to part father and son.
出自： Sir W. Scott
The young ensign passed through the four months of..fighting without a scratch.
出自： J. S. Corbett
She and her sister had scratched each other's faces.
出自： R. K. Narayan
Her thighs..were scratched with briars.
出自： G. Greene
你要是不停地抓那个小包会抓破皮的。 scratch sth ⇔ away
Most of the paint has been scratched away by heavy wear.
Jim should have an easy victory, as two of the best runners have been scratched from the race.