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Scratch out   /skrætʃ aʊt/   Listen
Scratch out

Strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out.  Synonym: cut out.

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"Scratch out" Quotes from Famous Books

... feelins got to mutch for me i love you so how was i to no you wood not like it when i had never tried it on befor if you dont like it i will let up on that after this but it was the best kiss i ever had—" He stopped to scratch out the part about its being the best kiss he had ever had, for that seemed, on second thought, not the best thing to say, and then, as lovers so often do, he tore the whole letter to bits, and ...
— Mike Flannery On Duty and Off • Ellis Parker Butler

... hadn't been for that, I do believe; and many another Currency chap can say the same—a horse or a woman—that's about the size of it, one or t'other generally fetches us. I shall never put foot in stirrup again, but I'll try and scratch out a sort of ...
— Robbery Under Arms • Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

... to the devil! Chagniol fell forward on his face. Duc got up, and ran along on all fours as far as the bend in the trench, and there he began to scratch out the earth like a rabbit, and then he died. The blood was pouring down me right and left, and I thought it was time for me to go. I set off running, holding a finger to each side of my neck, because of the blood. I was ...
— The New Book Of Martyrs • Georges Duhamel

... instance, the remnants of the two great compound eyes of the larva, could be seen at the end of the pouch, opposite the orifice. The larvae, I conclude, crawl in at the orifice, one side of which is formed, as we have seen, of yielding membrane, and scratch out the dead exuviae of the former occupant: certainly, the males are less firmly attached to their pouches, though some small quantity of cement is excreted, than are other Cirripedes to the objects to which they are ...
— A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) - The Lepadidae; or, Pedunculated Cirripedes • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Scratch out" :   score out, rub out, efface, erase, wipe off

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