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A mark or wound made by scratching
“These scratch marks, which resemble fine brown hairs, are always located on the upper third of the flower.”
A slight or insignificant wound or injury
“A driver who escaped without a scratch when his car plunged 50 feet down a moorland ravine has told of his amazing escape.”
Make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of
“He has to wear tights on his legs and long sleeves on his arms on a hot Missouri day so he doesn't scratch himself.”
“The club can afford to be careful with RHP Jason Schmidt, who was scratched from his start Sunday because of elbow tendinitis.”
To damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface
“… scratched his arm on a branch.”
To write or draw hastily or carelessly
“… scratched a quick doodle in the margins.”
To tear or dig with the nails or claws
“Yawning, the teenage girl reached to scratch her neck, and felt the marks left there on her vein.”
“He scratched out the notes on the paper he had made and began to write new ones.”
Put together at short notice
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