scratch out

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Verb1.scratch out - strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out; "scratch out my name on that list"
rub out, score out, wipe off, erase, efface - remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"


1. To bring or come into abrasive contact, often with a harsh grating sound:
2. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.Also used with out:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
3. Slang. To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged):
Slang: scrub.
1. An incision, a notch, or a slight cut made with or as if with a knife:
2. Slang. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.

w>scratch out

vt sepauskratzen; (= cross out)ausstreichen
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If, however, you are behind by three runs with the score, 18-15, you don't have to be gambling outs in trying to scratch out runs.