scratch

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
scratch

Plural
scratches

  1. (countable) A scratch is a mark made by a sharp object against another object.
    I found a scratch on my car, so I had to get paint to cover it.
  2. If something is made from scratch, then it was made without anything that existed or was prepared before.
    It took us all afternoon to make the pizzas from scratch.

Verb[change]

Plain form
scratch

Third-person singular
scratches

Past tense
scratched

Past participle
scratched

Present participle
scratching

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you scratch you use a sharp object to make a mark on another object.
    I scratched my back as it felt very itchy.