from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To scratch; scratch about; scratch all over.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To tear with the nails; to cover with scratches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scratch; tear with the nails.
From Middle English bescratchen, equivalent to be- + scratch. (Wiktionary)
Stand so, my children, two by two, and -- Lotta, why do they thus themselves bescratch?