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Spanish translation of “scratch”

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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