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"from scratch" in British English

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from scratch

C1 from the beginning, without using anything that already exists: Ben built the shed from scratch.
(Definition of from scratch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"from scratch" in American English

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from scratch

completely from the beginning: Can we fix the current computer system, or would it be better to start from scratch with a new system?
(Definition of from scratch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “from scratch”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从头开始,从零开始…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從頭開始,從零開始…
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