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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scratch /ˈskræʧ/
 草稿,抓痕,搔,抓,擦傷,刮擦聲,亂寫,零,起跑線,未中的一擊(vt.)搔,抓,挖出,擦

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 scratch
 划痕; 刻痕

From: Network Terminology

 scratch
 刮 刮痕

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scratch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scratched p. pr. & vb. n. Scratching.]
 1. 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.
    Small sand-colored stones, so hard as to scratch glass.   --Grew.
 Be mindful, when invention fails,
 To scratch your head, and bite your nails.   --Swift.
 2. To write or draw hastily or awkwardly. Scratch out a pamphlet.”
 3. 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.
 4. To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow.
 To scratch a ticket, to cancel one or more names of candidates on a party ballot; to refuse to vote the party ticket in its entirety. [U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scratch, v. i.
 1. To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches.
    Dull, tame things, . . . that will neither bite nor scratch.   --Dr. H. More.
 2. Billiards To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game. [Cant, U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scratch, n.
 1. 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.
    The coarse file . . . makes deep scratches in the work.   --Moxon.
    These nails with scratches deform my breast.   --Prior.
 God forbid a shallow scratch should drive
 The prince of Wales from such a field as this.   --Shak.
 2. Pugilistic Matches 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. [Cant]
 3. pl. Far. 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.
 4. A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.
 5. Billiards (a) A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke. [Cant, U. S.] (b) a shot which results in a penalty, such as dropping the cue ball in a pocket without hitting another ball.
 6. In various sports, the line from which the start is made, except in the case of contestants receiving a distance handicap.
 Scratch cradle. See Cratch cradle, under Cratch.
 Scratch grass Bot., a climbing knotweed (Polygonum sagittatum) with a square stem beset with fine recurved prickles along the angles.
 Scratch wig. Same as Scratch, 4, above.
 start from scratch to start (again) from the very beginning; also, to start without resources.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scratch, a. 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. [Slang]
 Scratch race, one without restrictions regarding the entrance of competitors; also, one for which the competitors are chosen by lot.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 scratch
      n 1: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off [syn: abrasion,
            scrape, excoriation]
      2: a depression scratched or carved into a surface [syn: incision,
          prick, slit, dent]
      3: informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage,
          clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly,
          lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons,
          sugar, wampum]
      4: dry mash for poultry [syn: chicken feed]
      5: a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows
         distracted her" [syn: scrape, scraping, scratching]
      6: poor handwriting [syn: scribble, scrawl, cacography]
      7: an indication of damage [syn: scrape, scar, mark]
      v 1: cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: rub, fray,
           fret, chafe]
      2: cut the surface of; wear away the surface of [syn: scrape,
          scratch up]
      3: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your
         insect bites!" [syn: rub, itch]