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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  scratch,  Dan.  kradse  to  scratch,  to  scrape,  Icel. 
  krota  to  engrave.  Cf  {Grate}  to  rub.] 
  1.  To  rub  and  tear  or  mark  the  surface  of  with  something 
  sharp  or  ragged;  to  scrape,  roughen,  or  wound  slightly  by 
  drawing  something  pointed  or  rough  across  as  the  claws, 
  the  nails,  a  pin,  or  the  like 
  Small  sand-colored  stones,  so  hard  as  to  scratch 
  glass.  --Grew. 
  Be  mindful,  when  invention  fails  To  scratch  your 
  head,  and  bite  your  nails.  --Swift. 
  2.  To  write  or  draw  hastily  or  awkwardly.  ``Scratch  out  a 
  pamphlet.''  --Swift. 
  3.  To  cancel  by  drawing  one  or  more  lines  through  as  the 
  name  of  a  candidate  upon  a  ballot,  or  of  a  horse  in  a 
  list;  hence  to  erase;  to  efface;  --  often  with  out 
  4.  To  dig  or  excavate  with  the  claws;  as  some  animals 
  scratch  holes,  in  which  they  burrow. 
  {To  scratch  a  ticket},  to  cancel  one  or  more  names  of 
  candidates  on  a  party  ballot;  to  refuse  to  vote  the  party 
  ticket  in  its  entirety.  [U.  S.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  surface  damage  [syn:  {scraped}] 

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