Focus on the pronunciation of scratch
English definition of “scratch”
/skrætʃ/ v [I/T] (REMOVE)
› to remove yourself or another person or an animal from a competition before the start: [I] Mary Slaney scratched from the 1500-meter run because of an Achilles tendon problem. › To scratch is also to decide not to do something that you had planned to do; to cancel: [T] We were going to remodel our kitchen, but we had to scratch that when I lost my job.