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Translation of "scratch" - English-Spanish dictionary

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.
(Definition of scratch from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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