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Meaning of “scratch” - Learner’s Dictionary

scratch

verb     /skrætʃ/
RUB SKIN [I, T] B2 to rub your skin with your nails, often to stop it itching (= feeling unpleasant): My skin was so itchy, I was scratching all night. He scratched his head.Scratching and rubbing
HURT/DAMAGE [T] B2 to make a slight cut or long, thin mark with a sharp object: The surface was all scratched. I scratched myself on the roses.Cutting and stabbingDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
RUB SURFACE [I, T] B2 to rub a hard surface with a sharp object, often making a noise: I could hear the cat scratching at the door.Scratching and rubbing
(Definition of scratch verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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