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A scratch is a mark of abrasion on a surface.

Scratching is a form of rubbing which may create scratches; living creatures that scratch their skin usually do so in response to itching, which response is sometimes called a scratch reflex.

Scratch or scratching may also refer to:


Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Scratch (robot), in the TV show The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Scratch, a fictional character from the Gobots series






  • "Scratch", by Morphine from the album Yes
  • "Scratch", by The Surfaris from the album Hit City '64


  • Scratch, a technique of playing dampened guitar strings
  • Scratching, moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable

Visual art[edit]

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Computing and technology[edit]



Other uses[edit]

  • Scratch, a small amount of extra money
  • Old Scratch or Mr Scratch, a figure in American mythology representing the devil
  • Scratch building, creation, from raw materials, of architectural scale models
  • Scratchcard (or scratch card, or scratcher), a small card with one or more areas containing concealed information which can be revealed by scratching off an opaque covering
  • Scratchings, a snack made from pork rind
  • Scratchpad (disambiguation)

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