Definition of Scratch out

1. Verb. Strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out. "Scratch out my name on that list"

Exact synonyms: Cut Out
Generic synonyms: Efface, Erase, Rub Out, Score Out, Wipe Off

Definition of Scratch out

1. Verb. To remove something by scratching. ¹

2. Verb. To remove something which was written, by erasing or by putting a mark through it. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scratch Out

scratch along
scratch and sniff
scratch awl
scratch card
scratch cards
scratch made
scratch one's head
scratch out (current term)
scratch pad
scratch paper
scratch papers
scratch race
scratch reflex
scratch sheet
scratch someone's back
scratch team
scratch test
scratch that
scratch the surface
scratch together
scratch up

Literary usage of Scratch out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... to stick, prick, sting, when Lat. stinguere, to prick or scratch out, to quench. See Stin Stigma. Der. in<tiga:-hn, Wint. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Blot, fa I. Efface, obliterate, erase, cancel, expunge, rub out, blot out, scratch out, strike out. 3. Tarnish, sully, disgrace, dishonor, blur, spot, ..."

3. Caspar's Technical Dictionary, English-German and German-English: Comprising by Carl Nicolaus Joseph Matthias Caspar (1914)
"... to scratch out, auskratzen. screen, Wand f. —of boards, Verschlag m. screen, fluorescent ... scratch out ..."

4. Klytia: A Story of Heidelberg Castle by Adolf Hausrath, George Taylor (1883)
""How much I must love Lydia," she said, "that I did not scratch out the eyes of this wicked man. But he won't get off so easily." And she carefully dried up ..."

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