Definitions

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.

Etymologies

From Middle English bescratchen, equivalent to be- +‎ scratch. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stand so, my children, two by two, and -- Lotta, why do they thus themselves bescratch?

    Soldiers Three

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