Synonyms for Scratch:


hold back, shut off, stamp out, suppress, squeeze out, interfere with, kill off, cut into. take its toll, rasp. boil, abscess, obliterate, bedsore, continue, annul, efface, athlete's foot, blackhead, wipe, undo, vacate, erase, black eye. knead, run, buff. append, censor, condense, cut down, compress, dramatize, bowdlerize, adapt. manhandle, budge, roll, transfer, propel, guide, pass, advance, shunt. come in, baton, drop back, the blocks, dead heat, clock, dash, ahead, false start. set down, get down, copy down, put pen to paper, write, record, transcribe, compose, commit something to paper/writing. buzz, burble, cough, crunch, babble, click, blow. bruise, disable, injure, strain, harm, wound, burn, break. clack, bump, clatter, clip-clop, clash, chink, clangor, beat, clink. captain, captaincy, bench, commissioner, draft in, call up. breakage, burnout, blight. touch, grasp, brush, clutch, pat, grip, hold, tap, contact, handling. unharmed, safe, O.K., in one piece, unscathed, safely, unhurt, all-right, (as) right as rain. blemish (noun)
fault, discoloration, distortion, abrasion, rift, spoilage, disfigurement, eyesore, impurity, lesion, defacement, drawback, wart, stigma, imperfection, weal, brand, sore, blotch, scab, deformity.
coin (noun)
dent (noun)
golf (noun)
bogie, bogey, caddy, backswing, ace, bunker, birdie.
hurt (noun)
injury, cut.
money (noun)
ingot, assets, ways and means, purse, fortune, wampum, money order, income, note, issue, sterling, bond, lucre, gold, iou, draft, money, wallet, bank note, gross, cash, bullion, capital, coinage, stock, change, wealth, balance sheet, dough, greenback, wad, loot, proceeds, silver, net worth, coupon, moolah, dollar, pocket money, swag, profit, bankroll, copper, worth, spending money, bill, pounds, funds, receipts, nugget, petty cash, promissory note, currency, wherewithal, treasure.
scratch (noun)
itch, slit, rub, fray, cacography, scratch up, mark, incision, abrasion, scrape, chicken feed, chafe, scratching, excoriation, scar, scrawl, scribble, dent, fret, scraping.
small cut or mark (noun)
hurt, score, scrape, gash, blemish.


blemish (verb)
chip, scrape, mark, blot, pockmark, fleck, splotch, taint, nick, distort, discolor, mar, speck, gash, defect, tarnish, abrade, scar, spot, score, hack, stain, spoil, freckle, damage, check, disfigure, kink, fracture, deface, hurt, notch, slit, deform, flaw, scuff, blemish, blister, dot.
cancel (verb)
erase, annul.
contact (verb)
fret, rub, touch, fray, chafe.
cut; make a mark on (verb)
rasp, rub, damage, scrawl, scribble, mark.
roughen (verb)
roughen, ruffle, rumple, gnarl, coarsen.

Other synonyms:

unharmed, unhurt, unscathed, knead, injury. safely. erase, run, annul, safe, undo, cut. vacate, obliterate. destroy
Other relevant words:
incision, bruise, rasp, itch, chink, scrawl, chicken feed, cut, rub, scribble, scratching.

Usage examples for scratch

  1. I'm a widow with twelve sons; and 'tis -- hard to scratch along." – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  2. Some have been killed on the occasion they expected, while others who appeared equally certain of being summoned away have come out of action without scratch – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston