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Scratch up   /skrætʃ əp/   Listen
Scratch up

verb
1.
Cut the surface of; wear away the surface of.  Synonyms: scrape, scratch.






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"Scratch up" Quotes from Famous Books



... what a New Englander would call "slack-twisted and shiftless." Their barns are pervious to the weather, and their fences fail to connect. Sleds and ploughs rust together beside the house, and chickens scratch up the front-door yard. In truth, the people have been somewhat demoralised by the conflicting claims of different occupations; hunting in the fall, lumbering in the winter and spring, and working for the American ...
— Little Rivers - A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness • Henry van Dyke



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



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