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Scratchiness

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Noun

1. abrasiveness, harshness, scratchiness

the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions

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Scratchiness

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verb
1. 
to mark or cut (the surface of something) with a rough or sharp instrument
2. (often foll by at, out, off, etc)
to scrape (the surface of something), as with claws, nails, etc
3. 
to scrape (the surface of the skin) with the nails, as to relieve itching
4. 
to chafe or irritate (a surface, esp the skin)
5. 
to make or cause to make a grating sound; scrape
6. (transitive; sometimes foll by out)
to erase by or as if by scraping
7. (transitive)
to write or draw awkwardly
8. (intransitive; sometimes foll by along)
to earn a living, manage, etc, with difficulty
9. 
to withdraw (an entry) from a race, match, etc
10. (intransitive) billiards, snooker
a. 
to make a shot resulting in a penalty
b. 
to make a lucky shot
11. (transitive) US
to cancel (the name of a candidate) from a party ticket in an election
12. (intransitive; often foll by for) Australian informal
to be struggling or in difficulty, esp in earning a living
13. 
to treat (a subject) superficially
14.  you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours
noun
15. 
the act of scratching
16. 
a slight injury
17. 
a mark made by scratching
18. 
a slight grating sound
19. (in a handicap sport)
a. 
a competitor or the status of a competitor who has no allowance or receives a penalty
b. 
(as modifier)
a scratch player
20. 
the time, initial score, etc, of such a competitor
21. 
a. 
the line from which competitors start in a race
b. 
(formerly) a line drawn on the floor of a prize ring at which the contestants stood to begin or continue fighting
22. 
a withdrawn competitor in a race, etc
23. billiards, snooker
a. 
a shot that results in a penalty, as when the cue ball enters the pocket
b. 
a lucky shot
24. 
poultry food
25.  from scratch
26.  up to scratch
adjective
27. sport
(of a team) assembled hastily
28. 
(in a handicap sport) with no allowance or penalty
29. informal
rough or haphazard

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Scratchiness

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adjective
26.  US
used for hasty notes, preliminary or tentative figuring, etc.
scratch paper
27. 
skillful enough to require no handicap or special allowance in a contest
a scratch golfer
28. 
put together in haste and without much selection
a scratch team
29.  US, Baseball
designating a chance hit credited to a batter for a ball not hit sharply, but on which the batter reaches base safely
noun
[sometimes s-]
the Devil
: usually Old Scratch
verb transitive
1. 
to mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
2. 
to tear or dig with the nails or claws
3. 
a. 
to rub or scrape lightly, as with the fingernails, to relieve itching, etc.
b. 
to chafe
4. 
to rub or scrape with a grating noise
to scratch a match on a wall
5. 
to write or draw hurriedly or carelessly
6. 
to strike out or cancel (writing, etc.)
7. 
to gather or collect with difficulty; scrape (together or up)
8.  Sport
to withdraw (an entry) from a contest, specif. from a horse race
verb intransitive
9. 
to use nails or claws in digging or wounding
10. 
to rub or scrape the skin lightly, as with the fingernails, to relieve itching, etc.
11. 
to manage to get by; scrape by
12. 
to make a harsh, scraping noise
13. 
to withdraw from a race or contest
14. 
in certain card games, to score no points
15.  Billiards and Pool
to commit a scratch
noun
16. 
the act of scratching
17. 
a mark or tear made in a surface by something sharp or rough
18. 
a wound, usually superficial, inflicted by nails, claws, or something pointed pulled across the skin, etc.
19. 
a slight grating or scraping sound
20. 
a hasty mark, as of a pen; scribble
21. 
the starting line of a race
22. 
in certain card games, a score of zero
23.  US, Slang
money
24.  Billiards and Pool
a. 
a shot that results in a penalty
b. 
a miss
25.  Sport
a. 
the starting point or time of a contestant who receives no handicap
b. 
such a contestant
c. 
an entry withdrawn from a contest

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Scratchiness

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adj. scratch·i·er, scratch·i·est
1. Marked by or consisting of scratches: scratchy handwriting.
2. Making a harsh scratching noise: a scratchy voice; a scratchy record.
3. Harsh and irritating: a scratchy fabric.
4. Irregular; uneven: played a scratchy stroke.

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