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What is another word for scratching?

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Adjective
Related to, producing, or caused by, scraping, scratching or abrasion
“Most plastics also have a decided vulnerability to the scratching effects of dirt, dust or sand.”
Noun
A harsh or grating noise, or an act that causes this
Noun
The process of scraping or wearing something away
Noun
Text written by hand, or the act of writing by hand
Noun
An uncomfortable sensation on the skin that causes a desire to scratch
Verb
Present participle for to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
“He has to wear tights on his legs and long sleeves on his arms on a hot Missouri day so he doesn't scratch himself.”
Verb
Present participle for to scrape or wear away by friction
“I washed my car with the rough side of a Scotch-Brite scrub. I didn't realize it would scratch my car so badly!”
Verb
Present participle for to tear or dig with the nails or claws
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“The bizarre walking brain was making a feeble attempt to scratch at him with its claws but with no effect on the heavy armor.”
Verb
Present participle for to cancel or strike out (writing) with a pen or pencil
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“He decided to scratched the notes he had made and began to write new ones.”
Verb
Present participle for to draw or scribble (something), especially aimlessly
“I plan to scratch up some notes and update the documents with them soon.”
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Present participle for to decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place
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“Under substantial pressure from her fan base, DiFranco decided to scratch the event altogether.”
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Present participle for to withdraw (someone) from a competition or group
“The team will scratch him from the lineup and allow him time to recover from his injury.”
Verb
Present participle for to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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Present participle for to cause damage to
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Verb
Present participle for to blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
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Present participle for to make rough or coarse
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Present participle for to cause pain or injury to
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Present participle for to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
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Present participle for to obtain with difficulty or effort, especially one's livelihood
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Present participle for to withdraw from something one has agreed to do
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Present participle for to be the site of or cause an itch
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Present participle for to stroke or touch, especially in a manner that causes laughter and twitching
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