Translation of scratch in Spanish:


rasguño, n.

Pronunciation /skratʃ//skrætʃ/


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    • 1.1(injury)

      rasguño masculine
      arañazo masculine
      it's just a scratch no es más que un rasguño
      • he escaped without a scratch salió sin un rasguño
      • before noun scratch mark arañazo
      • My knees were bruised from tripping, and my arms and legs had scratches from tree branches that reached as far as they could to grab travelers.
      • Her arms were covered in scratches and there was one extremely deep one that was still seeping some blood.
      • He assured me that no-one will ever notice the small scratch mark he was able to make.
      • Because granite is melted rock, it has uniform properties, which makes it quite hard and resistant to scratches.
      • This speed assures elimination of swirl marks and scratches in the wood.
      • With scratches and flaws marking up the picture, I'm sad to report that this picture is sub-par.
      • The black scuff marks and smaller scratches left last Friday night don't bother me as much - they're merely cosmetic.
      • Notice the puncture marks, scratches and big gash all the way to the lower right
      • Scratch marks will usually go away one or two weeks after treatment.
      • Any scratch, dent or mark, however little, is taken note of and fixed.
      • His black shirt was torn, leaving her with a good look at his chest, filled with scratches and wounds.
      • We had to apply it liberally on all wounds, even minor scratches and mosquito bites.
      • Conjunctivitis may also occur due to allergies or from a scratch on the surface of the eye.
      • These scratch marks, which resemble fine brown hairs, are always located on the upper third of the flower.
      • Which card is more likely to be marked by nicks and scratches on its edges?
      • The films are not well preserved, so there are plenty of scratches and burn marks, and dirt on the prints.
      • If the flooring has spillage marks or deep scratches then get these attended to as quickly as possible.
      • Her fingers brushed against the smooth glass of the jewel and she withdrew it, carefully inspecting it for chips or scratches.
      • Traditional machines have individual grinding heads that travel in their own radius, leaving scratches or permanent marks.
      • Jodi had several scratches on her arms and, Vaughn assumed, on her legs as well.

    • 1.2(on paint, record, furniture)

      rayón masculine
      • For all that we now quest for absolute fidelity in recordings, I like the comforting scratch of an old record.
      • The sound quality is fine, much as it was on the original LPs - minus the surface noise and scratches, however.
      • The scratches and surface noise of Jeck's vinyl further emphasise this notion.
      • Yes, they were free from the scratches, clicks and pops that plagued records, but otherwise perfect they weren't.

    • 1.3(sound)

      chirrido masculine
      • Maybe it was fifteen minutes later when the scratch at the flimsy door disturbed us.
      • Acoustic and seismic listening device: extremely sensitive tool which can hear the slightest tap or scratch of a trapped person.
      • A few moments later I heard the scratch of a match against a striker, then smelled the sweet acrid aroma of marijuana.
      • There was a scratch at the door and the butler announced another visitor.
      • First came the sound of voices outside, a familiar chitter of laughter, then the scratch at the door.
      • She crawled back into bed when she heard a scratch at her bedroom door.
      • She was still holding the book and just staring at it when a scratch sounded at the door.
      • A moment later we heard the unmistakable scratch of the front door closing, and the quiet start of an engine.
      • He could hear the scratch of her pencil, and the air moving past the car.
      • The only other noises were the scratches of the rats claws as they helped themselves to whatever was stored in their sanctuary.
      • George on the camera is a genius and Frank on sound could make a chalk scratch on a blackboard sound like music.
      • The same answer came and the scratch of a pen followed.
      • Embedded within Pole's framework of clicks, snaps and scratches are subtle yet absorbing layers of sound.
      • On the recording, however, I keep hearing the surreptitious scratch of a lighter.
      • Beeps, clicks and scratches run underneath - and alongside - strings, stand-up bass and a variety of percussion.
      • The last ten minutes were silent broken only by the scratch of a pencil.
      • I then heard the scratch of a match against its box.
      • You need the right song to remix because there are certain ones that aren't constructed to add bleeps, scratches or a constant thumping bass line.
      • It was just a scratch on the door, a muffled noise, and a little flashlight waving at the end of the hall.

    • 1.4(act)

      to have a scratch rascarse
      • can you give my back a scratch? ¿me rascas la espalda?
      • Truman meowed again and accepted the offered scratch behind the ears with great appreciation.
      • I picked up the paper clip as my mind told me ‘Just one little scratch wont hurt.’
      • She joked, reaching down to give the beast a scratch behind the ears.
      • I gave Wilma one last scratch behind the ear, and I ran downstairs.
      • His tweed cap was removed only occasionally, and only long enough for a frustrated head scratch.
      • The women resume their conversation and the dogs, no longer interested in each other have a scratch or look for more interesting smells to divert their attention.
      • When you've got an itch on your back you'll do anything for a scratch and there's not much in the ocean to rub against.

  • 2US slang

    guita feminine slang
    lana feminine Latin America informal
    pasta feminine Spain informal
    • Many owners suspect, of course, that as the refs demand full-time wages, their true plan is to take the added scratch and keep the other jobs anyway.
    • I've done some columns, I've had some freelance gigs, and Smith has gotten me some scratch working for the Internet site.
    • The film makes it very clear that, without some scratch, there is no influence and very little indiscriminate sex.
    • The upside is that with so much freelance work crammed into a short amount of time, it will bring in a fair amount of scratch.
    • By '99 they saved up enough scratch to record a full-length album, Rock and Roll Port Three.
    • As for material resources, some bloggers are now able to earn some scratch, but this is an effect rather than a cause of their success.
    • I'm a grad student right now, so I don't have a lot of scratch to work with.
    • The film debut was still a bright spot this weekend and the film will likely sweep up some decent scratch over the coming weeks.
    • The singer plans to make some serious scratch overseas doing promotional work.
    • A guy could have quite the weekend in Vegas with that kind of scratch.
    • Unfortunately, the good mayor's policy of using municipal scratch to buy staff birthday goodies and Christmas presents has also faded into the tundra.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(damage)

      (furniture/paint/record) rayar
      • Early treatises advise rubbing the surface with garlic, but more usually the panel was scratched slightly to provide some tooth to which the paint can adhere.
      • The outside edges on my ring come to pretty sharp 90 degree angle and I've scratched a few windows including a car windshield with it.
      • Never use abrasives on either anodized or painted surfaces as they will scratch it.
      • Let only the flat edge of the blade touch the surface to prevent scratching it.
      • I check whether I'm still able to judge speed and distance accurately by making sure I can get my car key in the door lock without breaking it or scratching the paintwork.
      • Use a narrow wooden spatula or similar tool that won't scratch the wok's cooking surface.
      • Don't try to remove it all by scraping or you will scratch the surfaces.
      • Place a canvas drop cloth over the floor of the tub or shower to protect the surface from the sand-like grout that can scratch it.
      • He scratched a match across the surface of the table and lit his pipe.
      • In May vandals went on the rampage trashing cars in a spate of incidents on the estates, including smashing windows, slashing sunroofs, tyres and scratching paintwork.
      • An unexpected sharp vibration can cause the head to crash onto the surface of the disk, gouging it like a phonograph needle can scratch a record.
      • When you rent DVDs, how on earth do you manage to scratch them up so badly?
      • Blow or tip these shavings from your material at regular intervals: never use a brush as this could badly scratch your surface.
      • I'm not sure if it's the shipping, but our base was scratched pretty badly.
      • He still had on some armor that covered his rather muscular physique, but it was scratched and dented pretty badly.
      • When the businessman returned to his car, however, he found that one of the locals had taken a nail to it, badly scratching the paint.
      • On my return I found that my vehicle was scratched with what seems to be a very sharp instrument - perhaps a nail - from the front fender to the back tail gate.
      • How to clean leather with serious grease or oil stains without scratching the fabric is simple.
      • Cases hitting the ground will inevitably pick up grit that can scratch the inside of the die and leave a mark on every case loaded.
      • As you can see in the picture below, a deliberate attempt to damage the mousing surface by scratching it with a key caused very little damage.

    • 1.2(with claws, nails)

      the cat has scratched all the chairs el gato ha arañado todas las sillas
      • she scratched my face me arañó la cara
      • ‘No,’ said I scratching my shoulder and looking over at Poppy, my most excellent beagle, who was trying to catch a bumble bee.
      • These birds didn't even scratch the ground for food, practicing normal foraging behavior.
      • Yawning, the teenage girl reached to scratch her neck, and felt the marks left there on her vein.
      • ‘All done,’ he said happily, scratching his nose and laving a grease stain on the tip of it.
      • Mark scratched the back of his head, a sure sign he was trying to come up with something to say.
      • When it hatched, it grew up like other chickens, picking and scratching for food.
      • She relaxed a bit, and lightly scratched her chin.
      • ‘Uh, yea,’ Mark said scratching the back of his neck and walking closer to me.
      • By the halfway mark of our stay, I took to wandering down to the stables to count the remaining ducks scratching around in the straw and ensure there was no danger of a supply crisis before we left.
      • In the chiaroscuro of this place of offering, figured with the wax and soot of burned candles, a chicken scratches near a sacrificial stone.
      • As they talked, one of his chickens scratched up a coin that the young Swede recognised (so he says) as bearing the head of the Emperor Augustus.
      • ‘For the Love of Any Patron Saint that's in the area and available,’ said I, taking my hat off my head and scratching my forehead.
      • The man still thinks in terms of animal manure and chickens scratching in the yard.
      • "Yeah, " Brandon nodded, absently scratching his ear.
      • I looked at a few hens scratching in the grit at the hut's door.
      • The more you thought about not scratching it, the worse it itched.
      • As he stood scratching his belly, dragging long sharp nails through the thin fur there, he decided that a simple favor was needed.
      • She could here the birds scratching at the ground outside her tent, the leaves on on the tree by the door blowing in the brisk wind.
      • Chickens scratched in the company of a stately, gruff-voiced, very respectable pig, rooting under a walnut tree.
      • Typically feeding on the ground, they uncover food by scratching with their feet or digging with their bills.
      • Then it started on my face and some other parts of my body which you cannot scratch in public.
      • You'll feel a smug warmth every time you pass a broiler chicken house and think of your own happy, healthy poultry scratching in the dust at home.
      • I'm just scratching your back to make you feel more comfortable, " I explained.
      • They can scratch in the ground and eat seeds and bugs as well as their regular chicken feed.
      • He is scratching his chin as he considers the question.
      • People are bargaining, arguing, gossiping; dogs are bickering, chickens scratching in the dirt.
      • Ideally they would have a movable coup or ark that can be put on a patch of soil where the birds will scratch around eating every pest, as well as most weeds - and also fertilising the soil.
      • I was itchy, but as soon as I would scratch my arms they would hurt like I had bruised them.
      • She lowered her head and scratched in the dirt with her horn.
      • He unfolded his arms, and the landlord flinched in terror, but the hradani merely scratched his chin thoughtfully.
      • My arms were around her waist, so I scratched her lower back softly.
      • Huck itches all over and tries not to scratch himself so he doesn't make any noise.
      • Hens enjoy scratching, preening and dustbathing and the deep straw covered floor encourages these social activities.
      • But even though I've stopped scratching it, it still hasn't healed.
      • He could not walk, talk, lift his arms, feed himself or scratch himself.
      • Throwing scratch grain around will get the hens scratching, which will fluff up the bedding and keep it well mixed.
      • He just nodded and looked out the window while scratching his lower/inner arm.
      • The only things living were a sow, her piglets, and some hens scratching in the dirt.
      • Several chickens scratched about outside what appeared to be a chicken coop.

    • 1.3

      (name/initials) marcar
      (initials/name) grabar
      • He scratched his name into the silica surface in a popular act of vandalism.
      • Pictures of hunters were painted or scratched on cave walls all over the world.
      • Returning on his own, he discovers a cellar scratched from the earth and covered with corrugated iron.
      • Most often, the entire presentation surface of a redware object was covered with white slip, and a design was then scratched into the surface.
      • A large red heart with the figure of a female nude scratched on the surface, was a favourite of his fiancée and was painted shortly after he met her.
      • To determine whether the liposomes spread onto the DPPA surface as a monolayer or bilayer, a defect was scratched into the lipid surface.
      • After being air-dried, an awl or pointed stick could be used to scratch a simple design into the surface.
      • Each seal has a series of lines of varying orientations scratched into its inside surface.
      • Jamali also paints on cork, mixing pigments and scratching imagery onto the surface with sticks and his fingernails.
      • Spread the fertilizer evenly around the plants and scratch it into the soil surface.
      • She ran her hand against the steel plated walls and crouched down to see writings that had been scratched into the metal, probably with a knife.
      • Engraving is done by scratching a drawing with a sharp tool on a metal sheet and then making a print from the scratched lines.
      • A while ago, while in Northern Ireland, I saw someone had scratched the name INLA into the wood of a door in a stall.
      • Using a sharp instrument, Verster then draws and scratches patterns and images into this surface, revealing the strata of yellow beneath.

    • 1.4(to relieve itch)

      (bite/rash) rascarse
      could you scratch my back for me? ¿me rascas la espalda?
      • he scratched his head se rascó la cabeza
      • we're all scratching our heads, trying to think of a solution nos estamos devanando los sesos buscando una solución

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    • 2.1(strike out, cancel)

      (word/sentence) tachar
      • Her name had been scratched out and all the evidence of her reign was deposited in one location.
      • Underneath, ineptly scratched out, three telltale words are still discernible: ‘Made in Taiwan’.
      • The postcard itself has a postmark from 1958 and has some writing on it which is still visible, even though violently scratched out.
      • This really was not a document that could be just quickly scratched out and rewritten.
      • She - I assumed it was a she - had scratched out the original name and put her own name in its place.
      • I furiously scratched out what I had just written in the notebook, and replaced it with more than just a few malicious thoughts.
      • York RI will also play a fixture originally scratched because of poor weather when they travel to Northallerton in Yorkshire Three.
      • I scoffed as Cale jotted down one line beneath the twenty scratched out ones.
      • Possessed only of his passport, from which he scratched out his home address, Kahn remained unidentified for several days in the city morgue.
      • This guy then scratched out his name on the script and put down his girlfriend's name.
      • Actually, scratch that, it sounds too much like we live in a lost and found shoebox.
      • Later, when they checked his wallet, they found that he had scratched out his address in his passport and any other details that would have helped them contact his family.
      • Wednesday's launch was scratched because of a reading of low current from a battery system on the rocket's second stage.
      • Someone, however, scratched out ‘Briefing Room’ with a large black marker.
      • She scratched out that box and ticked the third one as the more accurate.
      • I borrowed the nametag keeper's pen and scratched out as much of the name on the tag as I could, attempting to replace it with my actual, real name.
      • He scratched out the notes on the paper he had made and began to write new ones.
      • It had over a dozen different words written on it and all were scratched out except for the last.
      • Forthworth took a pen out of his pocket, and scratched out the part about sustaining life.
      • It is an explanation consistent with the typing of his name on the deed only to be scratched out and Adam's name written in.
      • Oh wait scratch that I do plan ahead.
      • Nerissa shrugged in return as she scratched out whatever it had been that she'd been drawing.
      • The rest I put back into their boxes, scratched out my address and replaced it with theirs, and sent them off.
      • It's full of marks and words that are scratched out here and there.

    • 2.2Sport

      (horse/athlete) retirar
      • Subsequent bulletins were upbeat but a muscle problem would not dissipate and, a further ten days later, Yeats was scratched from the Derby.
      • Shine Again is a half sister to four-year-old Shiny Band, who was scratched from the First Flight.
      • Two of the original four West Virginia-breds were scratched from the event.
      • McKee thought he would play in the next game, but Ruff scratched him again.
      • Garcia was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to the injuries he sustained on his left hand, but will be available later in the series.
      • The match was abandoned, Palmeiras-B was scratched from the tournament by IFA and the title went to the city giant.
      • Speedy Punta, a six-year-old gelding by Punta Arenas, was tested on course and scratched from his intended race.
      • Alabama Stakes winner Island Fashion was one of five fillies scratched from the race.
      • He was scratched from the lineup yesterday and was walking stiffly as the result of having his neck and back taped up.
      • Failure to play before the deadline may result in both players being scratched from the competition without notice.
      • The club can afford to be careful with RHP Jason Schmidt, who was scratched from his start Sunday because of elbow tendinitis.
      • Injuries have played a part - he was scratched from a start earlier this week with a sore right shoulder.
      • Last year French was banned from racing for two years and scratched from Olympic competition for life.
      • Some will be scratched; others will play through the pain.
      • Jeter was the starter in last year's All-Star Game at Turner Field, but only because Rodriguez had to be scratched from the game due to injury.
      • She was scratched out of Friday's Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill in favor of Saturday's race.
      • Wells suffered a strained left groin muscle during a May 23 start at Toronto and was scratched from his next outing.
      • The German was branded a cheat and scratched from that year's drivers' championship for unsportsmanlike conduct.
      • May was able to pitch but was scratched because of a renewed muscle tweak.
      • The committee have decided that players who have not played the games by that date will be automatically scratched from the competition.

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    (scribble hurriedly)
    • Every time I took a 20-minute break from the books, I scratched out a few lines of code.
    • He went on marking things down on his clipboard, violently scratching a multitude of checks and notations onto the paper.
    • Then the woman scratched out a note and placed it beneath the glass of water at his bedside.
    • He held out the paper again, so I hurriedly scratched my name on his dotted line.
    • Yes, a dark-haired, humanly-dressed faerie was dragging the pen back and forth, scratching out words onto the paper.
    • James watched as the good doctor scratched out a quick report on some looseleaf.
    • They love to crunch numbers and scratch out mock drafts on legal pads at work.
    • I grabbed a pen and scratched down ‘goodbye’ on a napkin.
    • She scratched out a note with a slightly shaky hand, folded it, and attached it to the leather straps tied to the skytyr's foot.
    • Then one of us scratched out some notes, the other one picked it up and ran with it a few more paces and, in the fullness of time, an essay emerged.
    • In fury Beethoven scratched out the dedication at the betrayal of his ideals.
    • He scratched out his first poem while taking a break from failing a thermodynamics exam, on which he receive a nine out of a possible one hundred.
    • Then, driven by whatever strange spirit possesses them, they begin monitoring speed, distance and trajectory, scratching their findings into notebooks.
    • Hawksblade chuckled as he read the next line scratched out in ink.
    • Returning when she needed to the ink well, she scratched out her scribbling in a fine script that even the most cultured hand would envy.
    • Andrew nodded, tore a page out of the sketch book in his pocket and scratched out his number with a stumpy pencil hooked in the books ring binder.
    • The entire bus ride, I scratched out the most scathing letter.
    • All it took was a few plays scratched out on Bowden's legal pad.
    • Lissie looked down at the poem she'd been scratching down.
    • Near the end of the book with its empty gaping pages and neat writing was a verse scratched out with red pen.

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(damage, wound)

      • He developed a facial infection after being scratched by a rose thorn.
      • Their hair was messy, their clothes were ripped, their skin was dirty and scratched, and their eyes were dulled by the expression of misery.
      • The 44-year-old housekeeper alleged Campbell punched and scratched her face so badly she went to hospital.
      • If your child cuts or scratches his or her skin, be sure to use soap and water to clean the area because open wounds are more susceptible to warts and other infections.
      • I punched and kicked and even resulted in petty hair pulling while she wildly thrashed her arms trying to scratch me.
      • She sat down and looked to her arms, which had been bruised and scratched by the brush.
      • Wambach's skin had been scratched and bruised in several places.
      • In a minor scuffle with a thief, the colleague is wounded when a fellow passenger scratches him accidentally.
      • His face, arms and legs were badly scratched and his clothes were torn.
      • The branches were scratching the two men's arms as they went through the woods, one dragging the other.
      • He dropped one hand and the one on her chin was drawn away with the nails toward her skin, so he scratched her slightly.
      • The black-haired boy looked as if he had died and come back to life - his lips were dry and cut, he had a black eye, and his cheek was scratched badly.
      • His face was scratched and his robe was stained with crimson.
      • Other weeds, including sand bur and thistle, can also scratch and irritate your skin.
      • She showed no sign of caring that her slim boyish legs, encased in her elder brothers khaki shorts, were being scratched by the thorns of the roses that she skedaddled past.
      • Curious, she looked at her arms, they too were scratched and bruised, but only slightly.
      • He has to wear tights on his legs and long sleeves on his arms on a hot Missouri day so he doesn't scratch himself.
      • I am always stubbing my toe, smashing my arms against walls, tripping over, scratching myself.
      • A branch scratched him on the arm, ripping lightly into his flesh and a skimpy drop of blood came out.
      • She told me that, without any warning, the cat had jumped on her, scratched her, and bitten her in the right arm.

    • 1.2(rub)

      (wool/sweater) raspar
      (sweater/wool) picar

    • 1.3(to relieve itching)

      don't scratch! ¡no te rasques!

    • 1.4(make scratching sound)

      it's the cat scratching at the door es el gato, que está arañando la puerta
      • While assassins approached the tent, Pompey began barking and scratching to warn his master, finally jumping on William's face to wake him.
      • We heard scratching behind the kitchen units three nights ago.
      • Your cat scratches at the door after being fed.
      • On the deck below Maria heard the poor dog scratching at the wooden planks anxiously.
      • Its huge feet and long legs kept up with her easily, its clawed hands were stretched out ready to grab her, scratching against the walls, making a spine shilling noise.
      • It seemed to have been a bird scratching at her window.
      • Down here is all darkness, the only sound the slur of rain in the dirt, water rats scratching inside the walls.
      • Yes, something was behind the vent, scratching to get out.
      • The dogs, now deprived of their warm and huddled sleep at the foot of Matty's bed, spent the nights scratching and sniffing at the back door, whining to be let in.
      • There was a sound of claws scratching against stone, then a heavy thud.
      • One extremely large creature traveled up inside the wall, and took up residence directly over our bed, scratching and keeping us awake each night.
      • His fingernails scraped, scratched at the doorknob with urgency.
      • A dog howled at the door and then started scratching furiously at the door, as a screeching grew louder.
      • Activists did not consider it Scottish enough and chose a new logo featuring a lion apparently scratching at a red door.
      • I wolfed it, famished, while cats scratched at gaps in the floorboards and invisible mice.
      • She scratches at the wall but it doesn't sound the same.
      • The dog scratched and padded around the place and pushed his dish across the kitchen floor tiles.
      • If the fact that their kitten was scratching and meowing to come into my place is anything to go by, it's not pretty.
      • It really is quite remarkable the way in which those cute little white paws can convey such anger and indignation when they are scratching relentlessly on one's bedroom door.
      • If the cat is scratching at the door and meowing to be let out, just ignore him.

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    (player/runner) de primera
    • He was a scratch player at 12 and had a stellar international record as an amateur.
    • She joined Clitheroe Golf Club at the age of eight and became a scratch golfer three weeks after her 16th birthday.
    • Other notables were Mick, who talked the golf crew through 18 holes of scratch golf.
    • I never ever did beat Jonno off a scratch event, but Harry used to make sure that Jon always gave me a start and I'd get the best out of myself by trying to stay in front.
    • As a lad in Clifton in York, others recalled how he had insisted everyone wore white for scratch cricket matches.
    • She knows if it wasn't for the support of her parents she would not be a scratch golfer now contemplating the possibility of turning professional.
    • Lown bowls weekly in a scratch league at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas and carried a 189 average last season.
    • Paul, who is already a scratch golfer, is the grandson of well-known Newbridge man Tommy O Hanlon.
    • Glass was taking courses at KU, so he joined a scratch league at the student union.
    • A scratch crew from the rest of current affairs had to do the job instead.
    • Lount, who has been a member at Pike Hills for eight years and first played in the Yorkshire Order of Merit in 2002, is now a scratch golfer but has no plans to turn professional.
    • But it's his sense of humour that shines through, and he brings that to the very serious world of scratch masters.
    • Although the event is scratch matchplay, Air Force golfers on handicaps up to 18 are encouraged to nominate.
    • As a result of a threatened boycott by the former dictator's defence team, the trial may have to take place with a scratch team of lawyers appointed by the court itself.
    • He is, he says, not remotely put off by the ease with which a scratch side with ‘no gameplan and a smattering of hangovers’ dismantled Scotland on Thursday night.
    • He has won most of the honours that the game has to offer and in his prime was almost a scratch player.
    • But look at the difference between a 9-handicapper and a scratch golfer.
    • On Sunday a minor/intermediate scratch cup takes place.
    • After a blistering start, the scratch group of riders caught the rest of the field with two laps to go.
    • The UK's greatest scratch DJ crew will bring two hours of the finest UK and US hip hop with incredible turntable skills.
    • There followed a scurry round to assemble a scratch team, kit them up, organise travel arrangements etc.
    • He was also an avid golfer and as long as most can remember was close to being a scratch player.
    • An allconquering Trinity side from the 1970s is to be pitted against a scratch team of young hopefuls.
    • It doesn't matter if you're a duffer or a scratch golfer, there are a wide variety of courses with unique layouts and challenges for golfers of all skill levels.
    • Bath took the game to the Italians with a scratch squad and did so with such determination that there was never any argument about this result.
    • With the pitch already booked but no one to play, word reached the Lashings pub, where a scratch team was hastily put together among staff and regulars.
    • Captain Phillips was not aboard for her last voyage in 1984, which was with a scratch crew taking her to be scrapped.
    • Ludwell went on to become a scratch golfer and made many appearances for Yorkshire.
    • Bringing up the rear of the field was scratch man John Pearson.
    • Some of us may never be able to hit the ball as accurately, powerfully or consistently as a scratch player, but with work, we can realistically hope to putt like one.
    • How difficult, while still being fair, is the course for the scratch player from the back tees?
    • A scratch golfer who mixes freely with professionals in that game, McGwire is a good judge of what he sees and hears around the circuit.
    • And then he did it again, leading the scratch platoon he had formed on to its objective.
    • There is a massive difference between being a scratch golfer at home and playing the difficult courses from the back tees!
    • Unfortunately, however, the year 2000 saw the demise of what has been known as the most influential scratch crew ever.
    • I won't get the benefit of those eighteen shots because it is a scratch event but at least I could make an attempt at qualifying.
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    (haphazard, motley)
    (team/meal) improvisado