Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “scratch” en inglés

See all translations

scratch

verb uk   /skrætʃ/ us  

scratch verb (CUT)

B2 [I or T] to cut or damage a surface or your skin slightly with or on something sharp or rough: We scratched the paintwork trying to get the bed into Martha's room. Be careful not to scratch yourself on the roses. A few chickens were scratching about/around (= searching with their beaks) in the yard for grain.B2 [T] If you scratch something on or off a surface, you add it or remove it by scratching: People have been scratching their names on this rock for years. I'm afraid I scratched some paint off the door as I was getting out of the car.B2 [I] If an animal scratches, it rubs something with its claws (= sharp nails): The dog's scratching at the door - he wants to be let in.B2 [I or T] to rub your skin with your nails: He was scratching (at) his mosquito bites. Hannah scratched her head thoughtfully.
More examples

scratch verb (REMOVE)

[I or T] to remove yourself or another person or an animal from a competition before the start: The world champion scratched from the 800 metres after falling ill three hours earlier. They scratched the horse from the race because she had become lame.

scratch verb (STOP)

[T] ( UK usually scrub) informal to decide not to do something you had planned to do: We had to scratch our plans when I lost my job.
Synonym

scratch

noun uk   /skrætʃ/ us  
B2 [C] a mark made by scratching: Her legs were covered in scratches and bruises after her walk through the forest. There was a scratch on the CD. Amazingly, he survived the accident without a scratch (= without suffering any injuries at all). [S] an act of scratching: That dog is having a good scratch. It must have fleas.

scratch

adjective uk   /skrætʃ/ UK us  
scratch team/side/orchestra a group of people brought together in a hurry in order to play together on a particular occasion
(Definition of scratch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de scratch
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “scratch” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Palabra del día

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Aprende más 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Aprende más