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scratch beneath the surfaceTo look or see beyond what is obvious.Rate it:

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beneath the surfaceBeyond what is obvious.Rate it:

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scratch the surfaceTo barely begin; to see or do only a fraction of what is possible.Rate it:

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Scratch the SurfaceJust begin to get involved in any matter, just bother to deal with things at surfaceRate it:

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you scratch my back and i'll scratch yoursIf you do me a favor then I will do you a favor; quid pro quo.Rate it:

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grande surfacea hypermarketRate it:

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grande surfacea large surfaceRate it:

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chicken scratchChicken feed consisting of random mixed grains such as corn, wheat, barley, sorghum and milling by-products.Rate it:

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chicken scratchCramped or illegible handwriting.Rate it:

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chicken scratchA type of cross-stitch embroidery done on gingham fabric.Rate it:

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from scratchFrom the beginning; starting with no advantage or prior preparation; starting from raw ingredients.Rate it:

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scratch an itchUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see scratch,‎ itch.Rate it:

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scratch an itchTo satisfy a need or desire.Rate it:

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scratch byTo get by; make ends meetRate it:

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scratch one's headTo puzzle, ponder, or wonder about something.Rate it:

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scratch outTo remove something by scratching.Rate it:

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scratch outTo remove something which was written, by erasing or by putting a mark through it.Rate it:

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scratch thatTo disregard, omit, or ignore the previous statement.Rate it:

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scratch togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficultyRate it:

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up to scratchSufficient; adequate; of acceptable or satisfactory quality.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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draw onTo sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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beam upTo be teleported over a long distance by means of a specific imaginary technology, specifically from the surface of a planet to an orbiting starship.Rate it:

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diamond in the roughA person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.Rate it:

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rise upTo rise to the surface.Rate it:

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snail mailLetter Mail, or Surface-Delivered Mail By United States Postal ServiceRate it:

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(se) ex aqua emergereto come to the surface.Rate it:

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aliquid alienum (a) dignitate sua or merely a se ducereto consider a thing beneath one's dignity.Rate it:

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aliquid infra se ducere or infra se positum arbitrarito consider a thing beneath one's dignity.Rate it:

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bob upTo rise to the surface; to ascend to the surface and remain floating there.Rate it:

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bubble upTo emerge; To reach the surface.Rate it:

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buff outTo remove paint or light scratches from the surface by friction, wearing it out by polishing or blasting with sand or by employing some similar method.Rate it:

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build uponTo form by combining materials or parts on top of a surface or foundation.Rate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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clayA tennis court surface.Rate it:

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crop outTo appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal.Rate it:

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dragTo pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty.Rate it:

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dub outTo fill out, as an uneven surface, to a plane, or to carry out a series of small projections.Rate it:

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dump outTo empty a container by turning its contents out over a surface.Rate it:

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freeze overTo freeze on the surface.Rate it:

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glance offTo strike a surface and be deflectedRate it:

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gold platea thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic methodRate it:

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head scratcherA device used to scratch the head.Rate it:

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hoy por ti, mañana por miyou scratch my back and I'll scratch yoursRate it:

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inside outWith the inside surface turned to be on the outside.Rate it:

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