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Scratch up   /skrætʃ əp/   Listen
Scratch up

Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.  Synonyms: scrape, scratch.

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"Scratch up" Quotes from Famous Books

... hearing sent the word reverberating along her nerves and shocked her with such an exposure of our Shaggy wild one on a lady's lips. She murmured: 'Forgive me,' and had the passion to repeat the epithet in shrieks, and scratch up male speech for a hatefuller; but the twitch of Nesta's brows made her say: 'Do pardon me. I did something in Scripture. Judith could again. Since that brute Worrell crossed me riding with you, I loathe my name; I want to do things. I ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

Words linked to "Scratch up" :   incise, claw, scuff

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