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Scuff vs. Scratch

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  • Scuff (verb)

    To scrape the feet while walking.

  • Scuff (verb)

    To hit lightly, to brush against.

  • Scuff (verb)

    To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.

  • Scuff (noun)

    A mark left by scuffing or scraping.

    "Someone left scuff marks in the sand."

  • Scratch (verb)

    To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.

    "Could you please scratch my back?"

  • Scratch (verb)

    To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.

    "I don't like that new scarf because it scratches my neck."

  • Scratch (verb)

    To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving a scratch (noun).

    "A real diamond can easily scratch a pane of glass."

  • Scratch (verb)

    To cross out, strike out, strike through some text on a page.

  • Scratch (verb)

    For a man, when kissing someone, to irritate the skin of that person with one's unshaven beard.

  • Scratch (verb)

    To produce a distinctive sound on a scratching).

  • Scratch (verb)

    To commit a foul in pool, as where the cue ball is put into a pocket or jumps off the table.

    "Embarrassingly, he scratched on the break, popping the cue completely off the table."

  • Scratch (verb)

    To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game.

  • Scratch (verb)

    To write or draw hastily or awkwardly.

  • Scratch (verb)

    To dig or excavate with the claws.

    "Some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow."

  • Scratch (verb)

    To dig or scrape (a person's skin) with claws or fingernails in self-defense or with the intention to injure.

    "The cat scratched the little girl because she was playing with it too hard."

  • Scratch (noun)

    A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.

    "I can’t believe there is a scratch in the paint already."

    "Her skin was covered with tiny scratches."

  • Scratch (noun)

    An act of scratching the skin to alleviate an itch or irritation.

    "The dog sat up and had a good scratch."

  • Scratch (noun)

    Money.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A feed, usually a mixture of a few common grains, given to chickens.

  • Scratch (noun)

    Minute, but tender and troublesome, excoriations, covered with scabs, upon the heels of horses which have been used where it is very wet or muddy.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A genre of Virgin Islander music, better known as fungi.

  • Scratch (adjective)

    For or consisting of preliminary or tentative, incomplete, etc. work.

    "This is scratch paper, so go ahead and scribble whatever you want on it."

  • Scratch (adjective)

    Hastily assembled, arranged or constructed, from whatever materials are to hand, with little or no preparation

  • Scratch (adjective)

    Relating to a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary use.

  • Scratch (adjective)

    (of a player) Of a standard high enough to play without a handicap, i.e. to compete without the benefit of a variation in scoring based on ability.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Scuff (noun)

    The back part of the neck; the scruff.

  • Scuff (verb)

    To walk without lifting the feet; to proceed with a scraping or dragging movement; to shuffle.

  • Scratch

    To rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or ragged; to scrape, roughen, or wound slightly by drawing something pointed or rough across, as the claws, the nails, a pin, or the like.

  • Scratch

    To write or draw hastily or awkwardly.

  • Scratch

    To cancel by drawing one or more lines through, as the name of a candidate upon a ballot, or of a horse in a list; hence, to erase; to efface; - often with out.

  • Scratch

    To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow.

  • Scratch (verb)

    To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches.

  • Scratch (verb)

    To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A line across the prize ring; up to which boxers are brought when they join fight; hence, test, trial, or proof of courage; as, to bring to the scratch; to come up to the scratch.

  • Scratch (noun)

    Minute, but tender and troublesome, excoriations, covered with scabs, upon the heels of horses which have been used where it is very wet or muddy.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.

  • Scratch (noun)

    A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke.

  • Scratch (noun)

    In various sports, the line from which the start is made, except in the case of contestants receiving a distance handicap.

  • Scratch (adjective)

    Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Scuff (noun)

    a slipper that has no fitting around the heel

  • Scuff (noun)

    the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)

  • Scuff (verb)

    walk without lifting the feet

  • Scuff (verb)

    get or become scuffed;

    "These patent leather shoes scuffed"

  • Scuff (verb)

    mar by scuffing;

    "scuffed shoes"

  • Scuff (verb)

    poke at with the foot or toe

  • Scratch (noun)

    an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

  • Scratch (noun)

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

  • Scratch (noun)

    informal terms for money

  • Scratch (noun)

    dry mash for poultry

  • Scratch (noun)

    a harsh noise made by scraping;

    "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

  • Scratch (noun)

    poor handwriting

  • Scratch (noun)

    an indication of damage

  • Scratch (verb)

    cause friction;

    "my sweater scratches"

  • Scratch (verb)

    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

  • Scratch (verb)

    scrape or rub as if to relieve itching;

    "Don't scratch your insect bites!"

Princeton's WordNet
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