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Definitions of scratch
n. - In various sports, the line from which the start is made, except in the case of contestants receiving a distance handicap. 2
v. t. - 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. 2
v. t. - To write or draw hastily or awkwardly. 2
v. t. - 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. 2
v. t. - To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow. 2
v. i. - To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches. 2
v. i. - To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head. 2
n. - A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke. 2
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. 2

The word "scratch" uses 7 letters: A C C H R S T.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after scratch (in bold), or to acchrst in any order:
e -   catchers   cratches   y -   scratchy  

Shorter words found within scratch:
act   acts   ah   ar   arc   arch   arcs   ars   art   arts   as   ash   at   car   cars   cart   carts   cash   cast   cat   catch   cats   char   chars   chart   charts   chat   chats   crash   cratch   ha   hart   harts   has   hast   hat   hats   rah   ras   rash   rat   ratch   rath   rats   sac   sat   scar   scart   scat   sh   sha   shat   star   starch   ta   tach   tachs   tahr   tahrs   tar   tars   tas   trash   tsar  

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