Synonyms for Scratch:


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


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

Other synonyms:

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

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
  3. The Westerner's jaw dropped for a moment, but he was game, and came right up to the scratch – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler