English dictionary definition of:

scratch


Noun

  • an indication of damage
  • (golf) a handicap of zero strokes
  • poor handwriting
  • a harsh noise made by scraping
  • dry mash for poultry
  • a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  • a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
  • informal terms for money
  • a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Verb

  • cause friction
  • cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
  • carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
  • gather (money or other resources) together over time
  • remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
  • scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
  • postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

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Thesaurus

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Scrabble score for scratch


Scrabble score = 14

generated at 09:53:41 on 15-09-19

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I have just finalised the progress of the year groups and am delighted to see that from December to June 53% of the 98 students using Spellzone have raised their standardised scores to 100 and above.

One of the students has put in a huge amount of effort in completing Spellzone at least 3 times a week since his arrival with us in January. Looking at his scores after the latest GL testing, his standardised score has risen from 99 to 131. This is a truly phenomenal result. I just wanted to share the best result I have ever seen.

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