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scratch

noun
 
 
/skrætʃ/
HURT/DAMAGE [C] B2 a slight cut or a long, thin mark made with a sharp object: I've got all these scratches on my arm from the cat.Cutting and stabbing
RUB SKIN [no plural] If you give something a scratch, you rub your skin with your nails, often to stop it itching (= feeling unpleasant). : Could you give my back a scratch?Scratching and rubbing
from scratch If you do something from scratch, you do it from the beginning: We didn't have any furniture of our own so we had to start from scratch.Starting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of scratch noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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