ADJ. deep, long, nasty, terrible | light, little, minor, slight, small, superficial His only injuries were some minor scratches above his eye.
VERB + SCRATCH have
SCRATCH + NOUN mark
PREP. without a ~ She emerged from the wrecked vehicle without a scratch. | ~ on I've got some nasty scratches on my legs.
ADV. badly The table had been badly scratched.
PREP. at He kept scratching at his nose. | on I scratched my arm on a rose bush. | with She scratched his face with her nails.