Rubbing vs Scratching - What's the difference?

rubbing | scratching |


As nouns the difference between rubbing and scratching

is that rubbing is an impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent while scratching is the act or sound of something being scratched.

As verbs the difference between rubbing and scratching

is that rubbing is while scratching is .

rubbing

Noun

(en noun)
  • An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • scratching

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or sound of something being scratched.
  • We heard further scratchings at the door as the dog whined to be let in.
  • A pork scratching.
  • * 2010 , Monique Roffey, Sun Dog
  • 'Ugggghhhhh!' she made a face at the packet. 'Oink, oink!' Cosmo laughed, waving a scratching near her face.