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What is the opposite of scratch?

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Opposite of to make a long, narrow superficial wound or mark on a surface, especially skin
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Opposite of to decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place
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Opposite of to scrape or wear away by friction or erosion
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Opposite of to form a deep recess or notch in a line or surface
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Opposite of to cancel, revert or abandon an activity or action
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Opposite of to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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Opposite of to remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
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Opposite of to remove or wear away by friction
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Opposite of to make (a groove, hole, or indentation) with, or as if with, a gouge
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Opposite of scratch or tear something with the claws or the fingernails
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Opposite of to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Opposite of to bring or come to an end, typically in an abrupt fashion
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Opposite of to decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place
“The negotiations have gotten nowhere, and I see no reason to continue with this pointless exercise.”
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Opposite of to make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object
“He called an aide to hold my arm and then proceeded to stitch my finger without any anesthesia.”
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Opposite of to make an impression into, especially a surface
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Opposite of to abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
Maintain your focus and do not lose sight of your ultimate goal to become the world champion.”
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.”
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Opposite of to make rough or coarse
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Opposite of to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
“He said there were plans in place to refurbish the showroom and re-establish the site as a retailer under the auspices of the new company.”
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Opposite of to delete (a line, paragraph, or file) from a document or computer
“You might want to append a clause onto a contract if you feel something has been left unsaid in it.”
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Opposite of a mark made by scratching
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Opposite of a long, narrow cut or depression in a hard material
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Opposite of a nick made on something in order to keep a score or record
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Opposite of the total of one's wealth and possessions
“That year, the family had hit rock bottom, in debt and living off of their credit cards.”
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Opposite of a small cut or notch
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Opposite of scratch or rasp
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Opposite of material wealth
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(enhancement) Opposite of a physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
“Your dimples are simply a genetic facial enhancement.”
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(wholeness) Opposite of a physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
“Please adhere to the following rules in order to safeguard the wholeness of your limbs.”
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Opposite of money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit
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Opposite of money in the form of coins
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Opposite of a physical injury
“A book on eating yourself toward healthiness and away from heart disease sits brightly between two much thicker books on cocktail recipes and party snacks.”
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Opposite of nothing or zero in amount, quantity or degree
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(bucks) Opposite of money, currency or cash, in general
“He was able to exchange all the vouchers he had accumulated throughout the year for supermarket goods.”
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