Translation of "scratch" - English-Spanish dictionary

scratch

verb uk /skrætʃ/

to rub your skin with your nails

rascar(se)
My skin was so itchy, I had to scratch it.

to make a slight cut or long, thin mark with a sharp object

arañar, rayar
The car was scratched.

to rub a hard surface with a sharp object, often making a noise

arañar, dar arañazos
The dog is scratching at the door – he wants to be let in.
noun uk /skrætʃ/

a slight cut or a long, thin mark made with a sharp object

arañazo, rasguño
I’ve got all these scratches on my arm from the cat.
from scratch

from the beginning

de cero, desde el principio
We didn’t have any furniture of our own so we had to start from scratch.

(Translation of “scratch” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

scratch

verb /skrӕtʃ/

to mark or hurt by drawing a sharp point across

arañar
The cat scratched my hand
How did you scratch your leg?
I scratched myself on a rose bush.

to rub to relieve itching

rascar(se)
You should try not to scratch insect bites.

to make by scratching

rascar, rayar, grabar
He scratched his name on the rock with a sharp stone.

to remove by scratching

arrancar
She threatened to scratch his eyes out.

to withdraw from a game, race etc

retirar
That horse has been scratched.
scratchy adjective (comparative scratchier, superlative scratchiest)

que pica
scratchiness noun

picor
scratch the surface

to deal too slightly with a subject

tratar algo muy por encima
We started to discuss the matter, but only had time to scratch the surface.
start from scratch

to start (an activity etc) from nothing, from the very beginning, or without preparation

empezar de cero, partir de cero
He now has a very successful business but he started from scratch.
up to scratch

at or to the required or satisfactory standard

dar la talla
Your work does not come up to scratch.

(Translation of “scratch” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)