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Some people are probably scratching their heads and saying, How did that happen? That's because some of the media didn't give the public the full story.
Tito Jackson

Meaning of "scratching" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCRATCHING

scratching  [ˈskrætʃɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCRATCHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scratching is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCRATCHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Scratching

Scratching or sometimes known as Scrubbing is a DJ or turntablist technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while optionally manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer. While scratching is most commonly associated with hip hop music, since the mid-1970s, it has been used in some styles of pop and nu metal. Within hip hop culture, scratching is one of the measures of a DJ's skills, as in DMC World DJ Championship or IDA former ITF where the DJs can use only scratch oriented gear, and there are many scratching competitions. In recorded hip-hop songs, scratched hooks often use portions of different rap songs.

Definition of scratching in the English dictionary

The definition of scratching in the dictionary is a percussive effect obtained by rotating a gramophone record manually: a disc-jockey and dub technique.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCRATCHING


approaching
əˈprəʊtʃɪŋ
backscratching
ˈbækˌskrætʃɪŋ
bag-snatching
ˈbæɡsnætʃɪŋ
catching
ˈkætʃɪŋ
Ching
tʃɪŋ
Chongqing
ˈtʃʊŋˈtʃɪŋ
coaching
ˈkəʊˌtʃɪŋ
crosshatching
ˈkrɒsˌhætʃɪŋ
hatching
ˈhætʃɪŋ
launching
ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ
matching
ˈmætʃɪŋ
overarching
ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃɪŋ
rat-catching
ˈrætˌkætʃɪŋ
searching
ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ
stitching
ˈstɪtʃɪŋ
stretching
ˈstrɛtʃɪŋ
teaching
ˈtiːtʃɪŋ
thatching
ˈθætʃɪŋ
touching
ˈtʌtʃɪŋ
vote-catching
ˈvəʊtˌkætʃɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCRATCHING

scratch sheet
scratch tape
scratch test
scratch together
scratch video
scratchback
scratchboard
scratchbuild
scratchbuilder
scratchbuilt
scratchcard
scratcher
scratches
scratchie
scratchily
scratchiness
scratchingly
scratchless
scratchplate
scratchy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCRATCHING

aching
anything
bewitching
birdwatching
bitching
branching
couching
English Language Teaching
enriching
etching
eye-catching
far-reaching
geocaching
itching
Kuching
quenching
scorching
screeching
squelching
twitching
whale watching

Synonyms and antonyms of scratching in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCRATCHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scratching» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scratching

Translation of «scratching» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCRATCHING

Find out the translation of scratching to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scratching from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scratching» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

搔抓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rascarse
570 millions of speakers

English

scratching
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

scratching
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخدش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

царапин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coçar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রারম্ভিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scratch
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menggaru
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kratzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引っかき傷
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

긁힘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scratching
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gãi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्क्रॅचिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kazıma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

graffi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zarysowania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

подряпин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zgarieturi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξύσιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

repa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrape
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scratching

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRATCHING»

The term «scratching» is very widely used and occupies the 22.668 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRATCHING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scratching

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCRATCHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scratching.
1
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
2
Paul Allen
In global warming, I think everyone is scratching their heads - are there technological things that can be brought to bear that can make a difference?
3
Simon Le Bon
My kids love vinyl, I had to teach them how to put the needle on the records. Now they're worried about scratching the records, but it's incredible!
4
Don Cheadle
Many of my friends and family are scratching it out somewhere decidedly south of the ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, looking at losing their homes, colleges they can't afford and healthcare they can't avail themselves of.
5
Mary Higgins Clark
The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it's icy, and I'm in bare feet.
6
Paul Davies
The vast majority of terrestrial species are in fact microbes, and scientists have only begun scratching the surface of the microbial realm. It is entirely possible that examples of life as we don't know it have so far been overlooked.
7
Diplo
I was never good at scratching, but I was good at collecting old records. Florida was a great place for that, because it's where people go to die.
8
Leo Durocher
Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.
9
Tito Jackson
Some people are probably scratching their heads and saying, How did that happen? That's because some of the media didn't give the public the full story.
10
Cheryl Ladd
There were nine children in my father's family and eight in my mother's. My grandparents did the best with what they had. After the Depression, they were scratching out a living and working hard. They kept the family going.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRATCHING»

Discover the use of scratching in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scratching and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Scratching the Horizon: A Surfing Life
A founder of the Surfers Healing foundation recounts how the author left a successful medical practice to pursue a lasting surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife and their nine children including one with autism, describing the ...
Izzy Paskowitz, 2013
2
Scratching the Surface: Impressions of Planet Earth from ...
Stories about visits to far-flung corners of the world - from the bazaars of Iran to the Authors' Wing of Bangkok's legendary Oriental Hotel; from a refugee camp on the Thai/Cambodian border to a kava ritual in Fiji.
Jeff Greenwald, 2002
3
Scratching of Materials and Applications
Thus, the book covers a fairly wide spectrum of engineering materials which are useful to engineers and researchers. * Balances theoretical science with practical application * Demonstrates real-life applications within industry * Written ...
Sujeet K. Kumar Sinha, 2006
4
Scratching: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.ndash;Guy DebordScrapping ndash; RefusingYou can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time.
‎2008
5
Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm
Presents essays about the plant and animal life of the author's northeastern Ohio farm
David Kline, 1999
6
DJ Skills: The essential guide to Mixing and Scratching
The complete package- the art and style of all types of DJ's, including Dance and Hip-Hop
Stephen Webber, 2009
7
The Scratching Egrets
The title story explains why the egret birds are troubled by the scratching and itching that plague them throughout the day.
Ezekiel Alembi, 2000
8
Scratching at the Pavement
This book is not only a raw personal statement, but includes wry and inciteful social and political commentary on today's modern American living.
Joseph Barjack, 2006
9
Scratching the Ghost: Poems
An award-winning collection of versed ruminations on loss evaluates memories that remain palpable and persistent in spite of the passage of time, considering topics ranging from love and family to childhood and hometowns in such poems as ...
Dexter L. Booth, 2013
10
Scratching the Surface: New London Facades by London Architects
Scratching the Surface was an exhibition held at the Building Centre Trust in London in the summer of 2007, and this associated publication explores the current state of the building envelope in London, as proposed by London-based ...
Andrew Watts, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCRATCHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scratching is used in the context of the following news items.
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Here's why your July 4 bug bites just keep getting itchier
If you are still itchy from your July 4th BBQ bug bites, you only have yourself to blame. We've all learned the hard way that scratching an itchy bug bite makes it ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Scratching An Itch Activates Pleasure Centers In The Human Brain …
Doctors always tell you, if you have an itch don't scratch it: you could break the skin, cause an infection or make yourself even itchier. But if scratching an itch is ... «Medical Daily, Jun 15»
3
How to beat the itch and scratch cycle of eczema
"Scratching may bring temporary relief to the itch, but it actually triggers the release of a chemical called histamine which just causes more itching," says Dr Rob. «mirror.co.uk, May 15»
4
Sisters lost in woods heard bears scratching at their car door
Two American women rescued after 13 days lost in the Michigan wilderness say they could hear bears scratching on their car's door at night. Leslie Roy, 52, and ... «9news.com.au, May 15»
5
4-year-old thrashed to death for scratching shop counter in Delhi
The child's fault was scratching the counter of a bakery shop with a stone. Furious, the owner of the bakery shop thrashed the child and locked him inside a room ... «Times of India, Apr 15»
6
Readers offer theories on strange scratching sounds
I had a number of comments from readers who thought they might know the cause of the mysterious scratching sounds that were driving Bill Johnson to ... «San Jose Mercury News, Mar 15»
7
Vet offers tips to stop cats from scratching furniture
One of the reasons cats scratch is to mark their territory, but often times, cat owners want that ugly scratching post or box hidden away in the corner of the room, ... «San Jose Mercury News, Feb 15»
8
Hamilton woman fights off attempted abductor by scratching eyes
"At one point the victim has scratched his eyes and the attacker has then began screaming before getting back into his car and driving off with his two rear seat ... «TVNZ, Feb 15»
9
Lord Of The Rings Litter Box & Cat Scratching Post Built For Tolkien …
That's because, somewhere out there, exists a Hobbit-themed litter box. And along with a special Lord of the Rings cat scratching post, even felines are getting in ... «Comicbook.com, Dec 14»
10
iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens
A growing number of iPhone 6 owners are complaining that their recently-purchased handsets are exhibiting slight surface scratching not seen with previous ... «Apple Insider, Nov 14»

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